Daily Devotional Reading

One for the Road – “Gnats and Camels”

Gnats and camels.  The difference in size is striking.

 

Here’s what Jesus said to the Pharisees: “You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.”

 

They were meticulous about how they looked…and with whom they were seen.  But…justice and brotherly love hardly got a notice.

 

It’s easy to get caught in this trap.

 

Fussing about theological trivia – when people need the simple gospel.  Or…seeing the imperfections in others – but dismissing personal failures as incidental.

 

And…Pharisees are still around.

 

Straining out gnats and swallowing camels – it’s not limited to the first century.

 

So today…stop and think about your priorities – and what really matters.

 

Gnats and camels.

 

Know the difference.

– Richard Dresselhaus | One for the Road | rldress@aol.com

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