Are you only pretending to be a Christian? In today’s passage, Jesus contrasts the Scribes, who pretend to be religious, with a poor widow woman who exhibited wholehearted devotion to God. In God’s Kingdom, more value is placed upon internal devotion than external show.
So, Jesus warns His disciples, and us, about the Scribes. Not only the Scribes that are within the church, but the Scribe that is within ourselves.
Preached by Lem Lane on December 16, 2018