“Blind men! Which is more important? the sacrifice? or the altar which makes the sacrifice holy?”
Matthew 23:19 CJB
Here we see that they are not swearing on the altar, but the possessions on it! In other words, they’re with you until the gold is gone!
“Woe to you hypocritical Torah (Bible)-teachers and P`rushim! You clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.”
Matthew 23:25 CJB
We have the same thing going on today, bad Bible teachers they are with you until the money is gone, who only minister when that can get and very rarely give!
“Likewise, you appear to people from the outside to be good and honest, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and far from Torah (instruction).”
Matthew 23:28 CJB
Today, we see the same things happening around us: greedy politicians, greedy Bible teachers and greedy media. The good news is the LORD is giving and free! We all need to be very careful and prayerful about everything we say and do!
Have a blessed day being on guard!