ďO Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that kills the prophets, and stones them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!Ē (Matthew 23:37).
Prior to this verse, Jesus had just given a thorough word lashing to the scribes and Pharisees for their treatment of people they were supposed to serve. Their representation should have revealed Godís nature; yet, Jesus saw into their hearts. These questions are similar to the ones asked by Jesus in Matthew 23.
Are the people today that represent Jesus saying and doing The Word or leaving people to help themselves?
Do Christians long for manís favor instead of Godís and desire holiness without relationship with Him?
Are hurting people running to Christians for help with todayís problems because the Christians can heal the sick, bind up the brokenhearted, give sight to the blind? Are we getting people delivered?
Are we entering into the kingdom of heaven on a daily basis?
Are large donations given to certain causes with a glaring absence of judgment, mercy and faith?
Are we making long prayers seen by men while bringing destruction to the lives of others by our cruel treatment of them?
Is there an outward righteousness but inside there is nothing but hypocrisy, iniquity, filth and death?
Do Christians that say they represent Christ, display His same compassion to a dying, hurting world?
When a proselyte is made, is that child guided towards the Kingdom of Light or the kingdom of darkness?
Is the church attacking Godís chosen servants similar to how the prophets, scribes and wise men were crucified in Jesusí day?