Day 17 – Religious leaders hypocrisy

Matthew 27:6-8

But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood.” 7 And they consulted together and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. 8 Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

It’s interesting how it was lawful, in the eyes these very men to condemn an innocent man to death, yet, unlawful to use the very money they paid to condemn our savior. Hypocrisy knows no bounds and it can creep up on you ever so quietly if we’re not careful. We say one thing, but do another. We judge someone for choices they make, yet, somehow justify our own shortcomings. Victory in Life is not about being quick to throw stones, but quick to throw the stone out of harm’s way. Our saviors Journey to the Cross teaches us that forgiveness is much better than judgement; mercy than anger and giving a hand up rather than knocking someone down.