“Which are you giving the Holy Spirit to inhabit as His home? A run-down, abandoned home or a mansion? Would the Holy Spirit be embarrassed to call your temple home? Would Jesus say that you appear beautiful on the outside, but not on the inside?” — Julia Bruce
“Look at the accusation Jesus makes in Matthew 23:27: ‘Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every impurity.”– Julia Bruce
Jesus described the scribes and Pharisees as beautiful on the outside, but on the inside they were nothing more than rotting, decaying bones. They painted a good picture of “righteousness” for everyone to see, but their hearts were full of pride and sin. Most of us don’t like people like that, but sometimes we are just as guilty.
Wellspring’s Verse of the Day: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news. — Isaiah 52:7
Al Capp, an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li’l Abner, once said: “Abstract art is a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.” The scribes and Pharisees could have been described the same way. Jesus described them as beautiful on the outside, but on …