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The Pharisees were such a devious group of Jews. They strolled around in their expensive capes, adorned rings, and bracelets made of polished stones. The word “Pharisee” means to set apart or separate; a division this ancient sect took seriously.
Non-Pharisaic Jews and common people along with Gentiles never measured up to their educated, law abiding rules and doctrine. Today, they may be referred to as modern day Ivy League Academia or the “Venomous Vipers” of Religion and Institutionalism.
The story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery (John 8) is one of my favorites. Now some of you may beg to differ here and that is fine, but my interpretation of Jesus’ actions are almost sarcastic!
In the “Bible” miniseries, Roma Downey and husband Mark Burnett portray the scene as an eloquent twist of Jesus’ disgust and repudiation. Jesus actually picks up a stone, stretches his arm out and walks in front of each Pharisee as if to hand it to them individually. While he saunters by he says, “he who has never sinned, throw the first stone.”
One by one, their heads drop as they leave unable to punish this disgraceful reprobate of a woman as they planned.
Jesus outwitted them; stopped them in their filthy tracks with wisdom and knowledge in one sentence.
Isn’t it just “human” to deny the truth and return with a “blasphemous” attack? How dare Jesus humiliate them in public? How dare this man who claimed to be their “Messiah” choose to protect the lowest of low instead of guarding their sanctimonious reputations?
Jesus is a master of words and often made people angry. In Matthew 15, Jesus once again frustrates the Pharisees by referring to them as “unclean.” The disciples told him he had offended them; as if Jesus cared.
He replies,”Every plant my Father has not planted will be pulled up by its roots. Leave them. They are blind guides. The blind leading the blind means they will both fall into a pit.”
Stones have been gathered for centuries in the wake of self-glorification repetitiously playing out the enemy’s goals.
Puffed up ego’s and overreaching plume’s can only stretch so far before they are smashed.
Such is the rise and fall of fame and fortune as it sits in the halls of “pride and prejudice. “
And the pits of today await the stone throwers and their “useful idiots” as they are now lined up in no particular order. Their view is blocked so the “sinkhole” in front of them isn’t showing up on their radar.
Don’t worry. They don’t usually all fall in at once.
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