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“Beware”

The definition of Beware-be cautious and alert to the dangers of.

In this world, there are many things to beware of.
I don’t particularly like rats and snakes, no I hate rats and snake. And I am aware, or in a state of bewareness (a new word for being terrified) of them when I am anyplace they might be. We see a sign that announces; beware of the dog. (not my favorite sign either)

But we would hope we would not need to beware of another human.
Yet there are times we must do that.

But surely, we need not beware of our religious leaders.
Please read the following verses.

Mark 12:38-40
38 As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted in the marketplaces, 39 and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. 40 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely.”

So much for the idea that we can always trust our religious leaders.

I would like to believe most religious leaders (including me) can be trusted. However, we are human too.

The best way you can gage your leaders is to hold them to the Word of God. Are they preaching, teaching and living out the Word of God?
Jesus pointed out that the Jewish religious leaders were not following the guidance of the Book.
Now I am not advocating giving your religious leaders a hard time, simply beware.

Be Blest, Be a Blessing.

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