The Scribes and the Pharisees

The scribes and the Pharisees sat in Moses' seat. They loved to tell people what to observe and do. And they wanted people to do according to their works. But they themselves didn't do what they preached.

They bound heavy burdens, hard to bear, and laid them on people's shoulders. But they themselves would not move them even with one of their fingers.

All the works they did were to be seen by men. They loved:
- the best places at feasts.
- the best seats in the synagogues.
- greetings in the marketplaces.
- and to be called by men, 'Rabbi' or Teacher.

But we are not going to be like the scribes and the Pharisees.

We must observe and do all that God wants us to do. But we must not do them according to what the scribes and Pharisees had described.

And we are not to let people call us 'Rabbi', for we are all brethren, and Christ alone is our Teacher.

And we are not to call people our 'Father', for God alone is our Heavenly Father.

And we are not to let people call us one of their teachers, for Christ alone is our only Teacher.

We are all brethren.

Christ alone is our Teacher.

God alone is our Father.

We are not to bow down and worship men.

And we are not to exalt ourselves over others.

Instead, we are to serve one another.

For he who is greatest among us shall be our servant.

The Bible has told us that 'Whoever exalts himself will be humbled. And he who humbles himself will be exalted.'

Sad to know that there are those among us who are like the scribes and the Pharisees.


  Francis R. Barbour

June 24, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Yes, it is very sad... that The Scribes and Pharisees are still among us. But, even sadder than that is the fact that: "In Yahweh's eyes, we ourselves have become them!" Modern Christianity was founded upon The Truth Of Yahweh [The Father] Yahshua [His Son] - but, The Man-Made Traditions which were later added have made it 'A Body Of Death For Billions'.

How so? Because, just like The Pharisees, we neither: "Enter the kingdom ourselves [by worshiping In Spirit and In Truth], nor properly teach The True Gospel [our own living examples] that yet others may enter into the kingdom."