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Beware of the Scribes

Reverend Muzembi
Reverend Muzembi 
Then, in the hearing of all the people, He said to His disciples,  "Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation, Luke 20:45-47 NKJV.

Who were these scribes, and what are they today?

These were Jewish record keepers or, later, professional theologians and jurists.

They’re easy to spot these days for they sometimes dress up in long robes, and they love to be addressed as doctors, professors, prophets and bishops, and also they love to have golden thrones in their churches, and best places at feasts and drive best cars.

Also, they love to pray so they may appear spiritual. But something is wrong with their prayers; they’re well thought of prayers, long and choreographed which obviously is bait. Jesus said, "for a pretense [they] make long prayers." The praying is mere fact of pretence, so is their preaching.

He went into the temple and bemoaned of the sad decline of the spiritual standard there and said to them, "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.'" He weeped over Jerusalem saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes."  Luke 19:42.

He asked, what will the owner of the vineyard do to them, these chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people? He said, "He will come and destroy those vinedressers and give the vineyard to others." Luke 20:15-16.

I wish you know my friend, the day of you visitation, and that this is your day, then you will beware of the scribes, and see the things that make for your peace!

God bless you,

Laurence 

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