Finding Fault

The Pharisees and scribes wanted to make sure things were done right. Therefore, they added laws to God’s laws to give that assurance. What happens though when people add to God’s laws is those laws gain prominence over God’s laws, which means when a choice comes down to keeping God’s laws or man’s laws, people reject God’s laws and keep the man-made ones.
This creates a faultfinding spirit in people as it did among the Pharisees and scribes, “Now when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault” (Mark 7:2). The Pharisees and scribes did not like Jesus, believing Him to be liberal. Thus, when they found Him not keeping one of their traditions, they found fault.
I can guarantee that if you lead in the church, you will discover quickly that the spirit of Pharisaism lives quite well in the church. Nevertheless, keep your focus on the Lord, pleasing Him, not man.

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