The Heart of the Matter

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Mat 23:23

Values. It’s a rather stiff word and I have never seen it in the Bible – at least not the KJV which I read. In his day, Jesus had a problem with people who esteemed ‘values’ above people.

The Bible says that “mercy rejoiceth against judgment” (Jas. 2:13). That means that with God there is both judgment and mercy, but He chooses mercy above judgment in dealing with us.

What we choose between these two in our daily dealings with our fellow men is of utmost importance to God as far as our relationship with Him is concerned!


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