Corruption

White Washed Sepulchers - Matthew 23:27 – 23:39 (commentary)

In our next woe Jesus gives an analogy of the Pharisees who appeared righteous on the outside. (like unto white washed tombs) however they were corrupt and decaying on the inside (vv. 27-32). It was a tradition for the Pharisees to build and decorate the tombs of the martyrs. How …

Swift Judgement on The Judges - Psalms 58:6 – 58:11 (commentary)

The Psalmist gives a series of graphic pictures showing the certain fate of those who corrupt the justice system:A disarmed lion (v. 6). David could picture himself as a shepherd tending the sheep when a lion would attack. He would be helpless with just his shepherd’s staff …

Wise Leaders Always Seek Advice - Proverbs 15:23 – 15:27 (commentary)

Wise leadership always seeks advice but many of us hate to admit that we need to be taught. Have you ever thought about the “why of many counselors?” God seems to do his best work through a group of men rather than by a “lone wolf” (v. 22). Seldom does the &qu …

A Symbol of Total Corruption - Ezekiel 16:44 – 16:63 (commentary)

The parable of the three sisters is similar in some details to the preceding one. Samaria was Jerusalem’s older sister, Sodom her younger sister. Both the mother and sisters loathed their husbands and children. The prophet accused Jerusalem of being worse than her sisters. …

Being True to God’s Word - Jeremiah 23:9 – 23:24 (commentary)

Corruption was one of the chief things which was wrong in Judah at this time in history. (vv. 9-14). Jeremiah’s heart was broken and his body became weak when he thought of God’s holy words (v. 9). God had shown His displeasure on the physical and spiritual adulteries being d …