– Dance Ministers, who Do You Love? Who Are You Set Out To Please?
July 12, 2008
John 12:37-43 and Matthew 5:41-44
Dance Ministers, who do you love? Who are you set out to please?
In John 12:42-43 we read
“Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”
Pharisee- a Jewish sect- also called the “pious ones.” A society of men zealous for religion, who acted under the guidance of the scribes. They were the more popular and influential party. They had a zeal for the law – their attitude was external, formal and mechanical. They laid stress not upon the righteousness of action, but upon its formal correctness.
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