Mar 30, 2021
Jesus used some interesting, thought-provoking phrases when He preached to the crowds. On one particular day, Jesus told some proud religious leaders that they constantly lived life “straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel.” What in the world was He talking about when He called out these religious leaders to stop living judgmental lives of hypocrisy? What does it mean to strain a gnat and swallow a camel? Well, it’s extremely important that we learn what Jesus was talking about because He told those proud leaders that woe was upon them for committing this type of sin. We do not want to follow in their footsteps, do we?
In this episode, Jeff unpacks the meaning behind this strange phrase that Jesus used only one time. Ultimately, we learn that Jesus is not content to allow any Kingdom person to live with misplaced priorities. We must discern what God is doing in our generation and aim all our energies in getting in on that. Judgmentalism, superiority, religious pride and performance-based righteousness are all dangers for those who are swallowing camels. It is time that we spit those camels out.
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