We often read the Bible from the perspective of “that is antiquated and it doesn’t apply today”, or “God is talking about those people, not me”. I love what my pastor, Mike Fabarez wrote for yesterday’s Daily Bible Reading in light of our read in Matthew 23.
“Today we finish reading what is arguably the most scathing recorded indictment by Christ. Here Jesus shows his deep disdain for the hypocrisy of saying one thing and doing another. May we avoid reading the remainder of Matthew 23 with someone else in mind. Instead may God’s Spirit bring conviction where it’s needed, and may there be a new passion to shrink the gap between our godly reputations and the reality of our lives.”