I was reading Matthew 23:1-39 this morning. Verses 1-7 jumped out at me and reminded the importance of your words and your walk being in alignment.
I would hate for Jesus to say about me what He said about the Pharisees and the Teachers of the Law.
Here is what He said…
“Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees are the official interpreters of the law of Moses. So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach. They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden. “Everything they do is for show. On their arms they wear extra wide prayer boxes with Scripture verses inside, and they wear robes with extra long tassels. And they love to sit at the head table at banquets and in the seats of honor in the synagogues. They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi.’ (Matthew 23:1-7 NLT)
It is a good reminder to live and practice what we preach.