Wow…this passage makes it very clear that Jesus was ANGRY! It’s important for us to know what angers God so we can make corrections in our own lives and seek change in our churches and communities. Notice that most of what Jesus lists can be summarized as hypocrisy: making everything look perfect on the outside while allowing the inside self to be filthy with sin. Let’s get mad and motivated to clean up our lives!
Questions for further thought:
1. When do you most easily fall into worry about outward appearances?
2. How can we avoid getting caught up in the self-indulgence our culture offers daily?
Challenge: Choose one of the following to focus on pursuing further during the next few weeks: justice, mercy, or faith.
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