Thursday, July 30, 2015

Whited sepulchres.

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.  Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” – Matthew 23:27-28

This was a description that Jesus gave of the scribes and Pharisees. They paraded around like they were righteous and godly yet they were so full of sin.

When a person gets "bumped" you see what they are made of.  If they are truly godly, you see the response of love and joy and godliness.  You see patience and self control. You see long suffering and gentleness. 

Recently, I was able to watch a situation take place over a course of time. There was a godly couple who was trying to live for the Lord.  The godly couple was being attacked by some "friends." 

This couple poured out love on their enemies.  They would go out of their way to speak into the lives of these hateful ones.  They prayed, sought out wisdom, and strategically poured blessings on those who spitefully accused and abused them.  They had a genuine godliness . (Luke 6:27-28)

Then I watched this other group of “Christians” who rallied people for their cause, who spoke mischief and used their mouths of weapons.  These people poured out their “dead men’s bones” and iniquity.

Both groups of people got "bumped" …but the fruit each of these two "trees" produced was much different.

When you get "bumped", what comes out?

Are you the hands and feet of Jesus or a beautiful coffin?

Think about that. - Rejoicing in the Present

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