Archive for 'Hypocrisy'

The Evil of Hypocrisy

Matthew 23:27-32 1Thes 2:9-13 / Psa 139 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth. (Matthew 23:27) Don’t be deceived by what may seem So innocent, no trace of guilt . […]

Hypocrisy and Deceit

Matthew 23: 13-22 1Thes 1: 1-5,8b-10 / Ps 149 You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. (Matthew 23:13) No oaths can bind lies and deceits, As made by “scribes and Pharisees”; When remedied by hypocrites, The cure is […]

Caught in Their Own Trap

Mark 12: 13-17 Tb 2:9-14 / Ps 112:1-2,7-9 Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God. (Mark 12:17) In God’s image we were created, By Christ’s death we have been redeemed, On these terms we are obligated To give everything back to Him. Some Pharisees and Herodians were sent […]

Bent Down No More

Luke 13: 10-17 Rom 8:12-17 / Psa 68 Shouldn’t this daughter of Abraham be set free from what binds her? (Luke 13:16) Of women, this all men must learn: In numbers they showed more concern To Jesus, bent by our sins’ weight, Was urged on by their steadfast faith. Jesus was teaching in a synagogue […]

The Subtlety of Hypocrisy

Matthew 23:27-32 1Thes 2:9-13 / Psa 139:7-12 Woe to you, scribes and pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth. (Matthew 23:27) Don’t be deceived by what may seem So innocent, no trace of guilt… Remember […]

Clean Inside and Out

Matthew 23: 23-26 1 Thes 2:1-8/Ps 139:1-6 You pay tithes of mint and dill and cumin, but have neglected the weightier things of the law: justice, mercy and faith. (Matthew 23:23) What lies within is what is real, And no amount of scheme or stealth Can hide that time will not reveal, Lord, give our […]