Tag: preach and not practice

Don’t put on a show!

Scripture reading for January 31st:  Exodus 28-30,  Matthew 23

Key Scriptures:  Matthew 23:1-5  “Then Jesus said to the crowds and to His disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but no the works they do.  For they preach, but do not practice.  They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their fingers.  They do all their deeds to be seen by others.”  

Jesus was preparing to return to heaven and was giving His final instructions.  He warned the disciples about imitating the current religious leaders of the day.  Their example was not one to follow in that they preached one thing and did another.  They also performed religious works to be seen by others, not focusing on pleasing God.  We must walk in obedience to please our Father!

Exodus 28:1-2 “Then bring near to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the people of Israel, to serve Me as priests–Aaron and Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.  And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.” 

Prayer:  Lord, Help me to wear the holy garment of Your righteousness in all that I do.  May I please you and not perform for men.  Amen


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