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“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites!
This is such a strong chapter! The warnings Jesus gives the teachers of the law and the Pharisees. I think this is a warning to us as well, because sadly I think we too can become modern day Pharisees if we're not careful. I think I particularly struggle with this being a member of a 'holiness' church. We tend to almost subconsciously set up rules to gauge our holiness. God see the heart and knows our intentions.
Even though Jesus had strong words for the teachers and Pharisees the last line is so sweet, Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD!
I want that to be me!
As a side note I would like to ask a question of those of you who've been reading along with me. Through the book of John interspersed were readings from Psalms and Proverbs. The original plan I was using you read Monday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday were catch up days. But their original plan January 1 was a Friday. For Matthew we've been reading straight through and I have planned some passages from Psalms and Proverbs before we start Mark. My question is: Would you prefer to read straight through a book like we are doing for Matthew or read the NT book Monday through Friday and have selections from Psalms and Proverbs for the weekend? Either is fine with me, but I wanted to get your input.
Blessings dear friends!