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CONCERNING HYPOCRISY

Read­ing Time: 2 minutes

Introduction

In the Gos­pel of last Sunday, we reflec­ted on Jesus’ teach­ing and admon­i­tion to the dis­ciples and Chris­ti­ans on what it means to be a believ­er. He did this by teach­ing and show­ing them the super­i­or way, which includes: The love of enemies; turn­ing the oth­er cheek; giv­ing to those who ask; doing to oth­ers what and how you would want done unto you; lend­ing without interest and without expect­ing to be paid back; doing to oth­ers as you would have them do to you; show­ing com­pas­sion to people; and not judging or con­demning oth­ers to avoid being judged or con­demned because the meas­ure and treat­ment we met out to oth­ers will be the same meas­ure and treat­ment that will be meted out to us by God.

Avoiding hypocrisy

He also told them a par­able: Can a blind per­son guide a blind per­son? Will not both fall into a pit?” (Luke 6:39). With the expres­sion or intro­duc­tion “he also told them a par­able”, Jesus intends what fol­lows to be a con­tinu­ation of his pre­vi­ous teach­ings. The par­able is meant to be an illus­tra­tion of the teach­ings in the pre­vi­ous verses of Luke chapter six. The par­able begins with an inter­rog­a­tion: Can a blind per­son lead anoth­er blind per­son? Jesus even went fur­ther and gave the imme­di­ate con­sequence of the blind lead­ing the blind. Again.…

Conclusion

The good per­son out of the good treas­ure of the heart pro­duces good, and the evil per­son out of evil treas­ure pro­duces evil; for it is out of the abund­ance of the heart that the mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45). This is the con­clu­sion of Jesus’ teach­ing and instruc­tions against hypo­crisy and his obser­va­tion that “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush” (Luke 6:43–44).

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