"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!
You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cumin.
But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--
justice, mercy and faithfulness.
You should have practiced the latter,
without neglecting the former.
The effects of Covid-19 to the body of Christ
has been a sobering eye-opener😢💔
Oh, let's not get caught in neglecting
the more important matters of the Law!
Our young pastor on Sunday morning (min.5-7) ;click Sunday Service Jan.3,2021,
cautioned us with a kind reminder;
that at the heart of all our differing and varying opinions
(obvious by all the denominations of Christian faith)
at the heart of the true believer in each individual
is an honest desire to follow Jesus.
Then, at this time of deep conflicting opinion this is SO vital to remember.
Let's be peace-keepers!
Let's fold pointing fingers into humble, earnest prayer for love and wisdom.
(these woes below came about as I looked in the mirror... of His Word. Ouch)
Woe to we, who will dare to stab a brother in the back
And prove without a doubt that it is true love that we lack
Woe to we called to be bearers of one another’s care
But publicize opinion rather than resort to prayer
Woe to we who speak ‘piece of minds’ without all facts in place
Proving once more that everybody’s greatest need is grace
Woe to we, human-nature bent, where verbal push and shove
Will justify excuses with the opposite of love
Woe to we who are quick to speculative prejudice
Thus, making a mockery of said-robes of righteousness
But God bless we who strive to be with kind humility
Examples of the greatest love for all the world to see
So, when love’s perfect work is wrought, a few will yet remain
To prove the message that Christ taught was not offered/authored in vain
© Janet Martin
Yet a time is coming and has now come
when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth,
for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Today's Daily Bread Devotion contains a kind reminder
of the sweetening work of Time/Experience in the
life of a believer and fruits of the Spirit.