“But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” Luke 11:42
Jesus. He sees the inner heart beyond “the outside of the cup“. The convictions (not condemnations) of the spirit of Christ is an awesome thing, the condemnations yet another.
Lord, help us to know your inner peace and that inner relationship to you so that we can live out the outward actions in our lives. In this verse the rebuke of tending to the things of this world in the way of ownership and tithes was and is necessary, but even more important is taking care of what has ownership of us, the spirit in which we allow ourselves to live.
Dear Heavenly Father, let us walk with you this day in the light of your word and in the spirit of you. Amen