Matthew 23

Matthew 23

Matthew 23:11-12 NIV

[11] The greatest among you will be your servant. [12] For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

The Bible mentions in many places that we should be humble and serve others. The latest style of leadership, “Servant Leadership,” probably comes from this.  This is the opposite of Western culture where meek is seen as weak and few are humble. Yet Jesus humbled himself so much that he died a criminals death on the cross to redeem us from our sins.

Matthew 23:23 NIV

[23] “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.

It seems like many in society today are also neglecting justice, mercy, and faithfulness.

Matthew 23:28 NIV

[28] In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

Beware those that pretend to be followers of Christ but are not filled with his love.