Tag Archives: hypocrisy

Legalism; May 11, 2018


Matthew 12:7-8 “If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” Jesus had a running battle with the Pharisees … Continue reading

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Repentance; March 22, 2018


Hosea 6:1 “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.” On the face of it, the first three verses … Continue reading

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Honesty; December 27, 2017


Luke 2:34-35 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts … Continue reading

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Honesty; November 10, 2017


Psalm 78:36-37 But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant. Human beings have a remarkable capacity for putting on … Continue reading

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March 13, 2017


Leviticus 10:8-9 Then the Lord said to Aaron, “You and your sons are not to drink wine or other fermented drink whenever you go into the Tent of Meeting, or you will die. This is a lasting ordinance for the … Continue reading

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August 12, 2016


Psalm 145:1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Prayer and praise have an important point in common: they are both addressed to God. It might seem counter-intuitive, but we … Continue reading

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June 7, 2016


Psalm 13:2, 5-6 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he … Continue reading

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