“Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do.”
This is one of the last sermons that Jesus gave, and it’s not about salvation, but a warning! We need to be careful of following people who give instruction, but don’t do it. We need to be careful of doing the same!
“For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.”
We need to be careful of loading burdens upon people, also be careful of following people who lay burdens on us! Jesus had no home or income. He wasn’t wealthy! Jesus was basically in the same boat as His followers! I’m not saying we all need to be in poverty, in debt, unhealthy, rich, have a big house and healthy. Instead we need to be relatable to the people we witness to!
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”
If we look around us we can see that there are many people hurting, lost and looking for direction. Let’s be relatable to people! Don’t make salvation hard, when it is simple!
“For WHOEVER CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED.”
Romans 10:13 also Joel 2:32
Let’s not make salvation hard, don’t lay heavy burdens on people, the LORD didn’t lay one on you that you can’t bear. Lord help us to be sympathetic and relatable today!
May the LORD bless you and direct you throughout the day!