Matthew 23 is a lesson on how not to live out our Christian faith. Jesus calls out the religious elite big time.
How does this happen? How does one go from devotion to God to completely missing the mark? Why is it so easy to get to the place where we miss the forest for the trees?
In His critique of the Jewish religious leaders, Jesus gives us a picture of what it looks like when we get to this point…and it isn’t pretty!
Yikes! It is easy to look at this list and quickly see other people while overlooking where we should see ourselves.
Tucked in these critiques are the ways we should instead conduct ourselves as followers and disciples:
God, let me never be about me and my glory, instead of You and Your glory! Quickly bring to my awareness times when I am living contrary to Your ways and truths. Give me clean hands and a pure heart. Help me humbly serve Your people, those You put in my path. May I always concern myself with justice, mercy, and faith.
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