by Randy Chambers, 2015-07-26
Matthew 23:24, NIV: You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but
swallow a camel.
Mark chapter 14 verses 3-9 tell the story of a woman who broke a
jar of expensive perfume and poured it on Jesusí head. The onlookers immediately
found fault, saying that the perfume could have been sold and the money given to
the poor. Jesus quickly corrected them, explaining to them the purpose of what
the woman had done which they had completely missed. As Christians, our eyes
should be always looking beyond reason, beyond first impressions, and beyond
ourselves in order to allow Christ to reveal to us His purposes in all things.
Yet, so often we see something in church or in another Christianís life and
become indignant. Our eyes become clouded by our judgments of how we believe
things should be, and we completely miss what God may be doing right before our