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Mark 12:38-40

As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes! They like to walk around in long robes, to be greeted in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows’ houses and say long prayers to cover it up. They will receive greater condemnation!”

Y en su enseñanza les decía: Cuidaos de los escribas, a quienes les gusta andar con vestiduras largas, y aman los saludos respetuosos en las plazas,  los primeros asientos en las sinagogas y los lugares de honor en los banquetes;  que devoran las casas de las viudas, y por las apariencias hacen largas oraciones; éstos recibirán mayor condenación.

As I look and watch many venues in these days and times, it is really no different than what the scribes were doing in the days that Jesus walked the Earth. I see those who claim Jesus as Lord and preach at others, and turn and rob, steal, cheat and lie. Jesus was clear here that there are levels of condemnation. Some are ignorant of the sins they are performing, and others know full well what they are doing, and some do them in the name of Jesus. God is a great and merciful Lord, but He will not see men and women walk on and step on His beloved children. He will perform acts of pure justice; not justice as the world sees justice, but an almighty justice that is far above anything any earthly judge or jury can perform.

After reading this, please do not start pointing fingers. Look in the mirror. How have you been with God? I know I have committed treacherous acts, and I cry out right here; right now for cleansing. How about you?

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Mark 15:29-32

And they that passed by derided him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, you that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, Save yourself, and come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.

Y los que pasaban le injuriaban, meneando la cabeza y diciendo: ¡Bah! Tú que destruyes el templo y en tres días lo reedificas, ¡sálvate a ti mismo descendiendo de la cruz! De igual manera, también los principales sacerdotes junto con los escribas, burlándose de El entre ellos, decían: A otros salvó, a sí mismo no puede salvarse. Que este Cristo, el Rey de Israel, descienda ahora de la cruz, para que veamos y creamos. Y los que estaban crucificados con El también le insultaban.

So many seem to be doing the same to Jesus now days as what was done on this day. Do we expect Him to do miracles so that we can believe? We have seen blessings and miracles and we still expect and expect. Are we spitting on Jesus? Do we truly believe? I praise and thank You Jesus for not coming down from that cross that day; I thank You that You gave me a way to the Father knowing that I could not live up to the law. Praise be to our Savior!

 

 

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