Pharisee-ish Tendencies

Matthew 23:25-26 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.” We all experience Pharisee-ish tendencies, do we not? Desiring to be exalted instead of humbled. We think that we are doing God a favor when we look perfect on the outside, but inside we’re as a rotten corse inside a finely cleaned tomb. If the Holy Spirit is within us and if we really understood that God knows our heart and thoughts, then there should be a constant battle against our flesh as it desires to be glorified. Listen, it’s okay to learn something from someone else or be in the wrong-isn’t that how we learn? I would urge all of us to take notice of our Pharisee-ish desires today, and humble ourselves. Only God is perfect, and it is by HIS love and grace on our sinful lives that we are able to show grace and love to the world. God bless you.

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