The plague of the Pharisees is an easy trap to fall into as Christians if we are not watchful, and the very reason we were told to be careful of their leaven. A little leaven over time can leaven the whole lump leaving us thinking we are moving in the right direction.

Christ and The Pharisees

Christ and The Pharisees (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The problem we have in our society is that people are not watchful; we love assumptions, failing to study the materials we have that we might know what is true. It is easier for us to flow with the main stream, which is a sign of ignorance, because if we were really smart, we would have taken time to notice the cliff up ahead.

Sure the ride is sweet, and the company is great, or so we believe, but it is only great until we come to the end at the cliff. The smart ones look ahead before believing everything they are told, they go back to the scripture or source in order to confirm the truth, and if the story or teaching fits, they will believe; this is while the majority of the world’s population is quick to accept what they are taught without investigation.

By Eber on December 15, 2014

“A time will come when people will not listen to accurate teachings. Instead, they will follow their own desires and surround themselves with teachers who tell them what they want to hear. People will refuse to listen to the truth and turn to myths. But you must keep a clear head in everything” (2 Timothy 4:3-5a God’s Word ©).


I have re-published this on my blog because this point must be repeated and repeated. Discernment, not passive, blank-minded, swallow-the-whole-thing gullibility, is what Christians are called to exercise.