Thursday, July 5, 2012

So Others Think We're Righteous...

And He said unto them in His Doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.  Mark, Chapter 12, verses 38-40.

This reinforces that God wants us to live our faith.  We are to be good examples of this faith in all that we do, not just at church by doing showy things so others think we are righteous.  Our faith in God should be something that is an integral part of our daily lives, tempered with discreetness and humility.
Here is a related passage:
*Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to His disciples, Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.  For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.  But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues.  Matthew, Chapter 23, verses 1-6.

Because this an example of how I’ve applied these Bible passages to my life, it doesn’t necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passages.

This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections. 



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