悔改的心

耶穌八次責備法利賽人有禍、七次責備他們假冒僞善【馬太福音23:23~39】

您生活中是否也常有見樹不見林的經驗?太過於拘泥於枝微末節但是卻在大方向上迷失了?最重要的就是做最重要的事!緊緊抓住耶穌!不要在外貌上追求完美細節給別人看以博取過度的稱讚,然而內心卻對上帝或是上帝的獨生子充滿了錯誤的態度。誠如使徒保羅所說:就如經上所記:「沒有義人,連一個也沒有。沒有明白的,沒有尋求神的。都是偏離正路,一同變為無用;沒有行善的,連一個也沒有。他們的喉嚨是敞開的墳墓,他們用舌頭弄詭詐,嘴唇裡有虺蛇的毒氣,滿口是咒罵苦毒。殺人流血,他們的腳飛跑;所經過的路,便行殘害暴虐的事;平安的路,他們未曾知道。他們眼中不怕神。」我們曉得律法上的話都是對律法以下之人說的,好塞住各人的口,叫普世的人都伏在神審判之下。所以凡有血氣的,沒有一個因行律法能在神面前稱義,因為律法本是叫人知罪。【羅馬書3:10~20】

Mathew 23:23-39

23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

34Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

Lament over Jerusalem
(Luke 13:31-35)

37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.