Don’t Be Hypocritical

Luke 12:1 NASB Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of people had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.” Spreading Influences Under what circumstances? Jesus had been teaching out in public, and crowds … Continue reading Don’t Be Hypocritical

Love Like God

Love Without Hypocrisy Romans 12:9 NASB Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. This word “love” means “benevolence, goodwill, kindness, and compassion,” but it also means “to prefer,” specifically to prefer what God prefers, which is purity, morality, truth, righteousness, holiness, godliness and faithfulness, etc. To love like … Continue reading Love Like God

The Heart of Man

“Some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, ‘Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat?’” Jesus knew their hearts, so he replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?” Ouch! … Continue reading The Heart of Man

Obstinate People

For Their Salvation Romans 10:1-4 NASB Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject … Continue reading Obstinate People