I ordered a new couch. It took nearly two months to come in. When it finally arrived, I realized that I may have made a mistake in choosing the color. I went from a beautiful rich brown to putty! I'd been looking at brown furniture for years and to finally change the color took some getting used to. When Jesus came along and began explaining the law so people would understand it better, He met some resistance. The Pharisees had become so accustomed to doing things a certain way that they thought their way was right. They hated Him for exposing them and so they began plotting to kill Him. Don't get so caught up in religion and rituals that you neglect to follow the actual Word of God. Sometimes what is taught is like my old brown couch, you get so used to it that when the truth is placed in front of you it looks unusual and different, like my new putty colored couch.
You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: "'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'" Matthew 15:7-9
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