Archive for August 26th, 2005

Weightier Matters

Friday, August 26th, 2005 at 12:18 pm

Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

Jesus rebukes the Pharisees because they are not preaching the law, judgment, mercy, and faith:
law: the commandments
judgment: we face judgment because we violate the law
mercy: God shows us mercy by giving his son to pay the penalty for us
faith: believing that the Lord Jesus Christ endured God’s wrath in our place.

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by gahammerle

Read what was spoken

Friday, August 26th, 2005 at 12:10 pm

Matthew 22:31 …have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God…

Jesus is addressing the Sadducees in this passage and references a passage from Exodus where God spoke to Moses. Moses recorded the words that proceeded out of the mouth of God – and those words are written and speak unto you.

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by gahammerle