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Matthew 23:1-39 | JESUS REBUKES THE PHARISEES

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JESUS REBUKES THE PHARISEES

 

Matthew 23:1-39

Key Verse 23:11-12

 

“The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

 

This is a very harsh chapter for anyone to hear, especially for those who are in God’s employ and doing service to him. They are the last words Jesus ever spoke within the temple grounds. As Matthew tells us, Jesus spoke first to his disciples as well as to the crowds. And finally he turned his attention to the religious leaders (the Scribes and Pharisees) who had strayed from their God given calling and mission and had so abused their office that they were no longer worthy of respect. In fact, Jesus harshly rebuked them for, in their wickedness of heart and hypocrisy, they … Read the rest

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