Thursday, July 07, 2016

Matthew 12:7 (KJV) Fingers Pointing Back

Matthew 12:7 (KJV)
But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 
The Pharisees saw the disciples plucking corn on the Sabbath and challenged Jesus for it. After citing several Biblical examples of something similar to plucking corn on the Sabbath, Jesus pointed three fingers of judgment back at them.
A judgment against their ignoranceThey did not know what the Bible, they claimed to be experts in means when it says, “I will have mercy and not sacrifice.”
A judgment against their judgmentBecause they did not know what the Scripture means, they did what the Scripture taught them not to do. They judged and condemned others.
A judgment against their discernmentThey were wrong for condemning in the first place but their error was compounded because those they condemned were guiltless.
  • They didn’t understand the Bible
  • They didn’t understand the nature of judgment and
  • They didn’t understand the difference between guilt and guiltlessness
Great harm is done by the one who presumes to be an expert in the Word of God but does not know the heart of God concerning mercy and religion.

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Matthew 12:7 (KJV) Fingers Pointing Back

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