Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Woe unto You, Scribes and Pharisees
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Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend (tear) you.
Have you ever Thrown something away that you thought was worthless?...................Only to realize later that you threw something away that had great value?............................Only to realize that you let go of something that had great value?
Mathew 13:45 sais: Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls.
verse 46: Who, when he found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Just what does God mean when he sais not to give that which is Holy to the dogs or cast your pearls before the pigs?
Dogs in the bible days ran in packs and were dangerous... They were viscous and would tear a person the peices.... kinda like the Devil tries to do..............and the swine were too considered unclean and could be considered as a metaphor to explain an unclean, spiritually sinful person or a person not receptive to the true gospel of Christ.
In Mathew Chapters 5-7 Begins the Sermon on the mount
Christ speaks in the sermon on the mount of How Christians are to be the salt of the earth and allow there light to shine.
Its time to to make up our minds whether we want to live for God or not.
People cannot think that they are God's people and that they deserve special blessings when they are not truly worshipping God in spirit and in truth.
Mathew 15:8 sais... This people Draweth nigh unto me with there mouth, and honoureth me with there lips, but there heart is far from me.
The Pharisees in the bible paraded around in there fancy robes and said there loud, perfected prayers on the street corners only to wish to be seen of men...... But did they have the TRUE love of God in there hearts? Did they show mercy, did they hunger after True righteousness? Did they feed the poor and offer love?
Mathew Chapter 5..............Spoken By Jesus:
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4) Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5) Blessed are the meek: for they shall inheret the earth.
6) Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7) Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8) Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9) blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10) Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11) Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsley, for my sake.
12) Rejoice and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets which were before you.
Have you noticed that the public perception of a christian is..................Someone who is always ready to criticize another and quick to judge what sins they think this person is committing?
YES! All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God..................but I think we need to walk with Jesus for a while and realize that he corrected us in Love and Mercy..............Not in condemnation!
This makes me think of the Pharisees in the bible.............They were so Quick to see others sins, but could not see there own mistakes and sins.
Mathew 7:1 sais Judge not, that ye be not judged!
Verse 3: sais Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brothers eye, but considereth not the BEAM that is in thine own eye?
Meaning of a mote: a tiny speck or particle
This means we look at the tiny things that other people do but we have a Beam in our own!
The Pharisees Acted as if they had it all figured out and as if there was none higher than them. They did goodly things to be seen of men for all the wrong reasons...........for all the reasons to make themselves be lifted up and not for the Glory of God..... But what they dont see is that they value all of the wrong things in life and if they dont change there hearts, they are risking and in danger of losing there place in the Kingdom of God.....
Christ, in the sermon on the mount is teaching us to go the extra mile and to love our enemies, give to the needy because our heart truly goes out to these people, and to pray for those who persecute you.
We need the Love, the Hunger, The compassion, to show the love of God and to let our Light shine in this world.....................To fulfill God's work to tell others about Jesus and his love toward us and Give God all the Glory and not to seek Vain Glory for ourselves!
A Pearl is a treasure and God wants us to store up treasures in Heaven...............
Mathew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves, treasures on earth, Where moths and rust destroys, and where thieves break in and steal.
Are we laying our treasures on earth? Or are we laying them up in heaven?
Are we loving our neighbor? Are we tithing? Are we giving to the poor? Are we letting our light shine so that others know that we are followers of Christ?
If we are not.............we are casting our pearl...... Our treasure before the dogs and the pigs................Its time to step up............Its time we christians come out of the closet! Dont be afraid of Who we are... In Christ!  
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Woe unto You, Scribes and Pharisees
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