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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