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.