Reshape Your Heart.

Series: Achilles | Week 3: When Pride Becomes Pretending

Day Two Matthew 23:4-7

4 ”They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden. 5 Everything they do is for show. On their arms they wear extra wide prayer boxes with Scripture verses inside, and they wear robes with extra long tassels. 6 And they love to sit at the head table at banquets and in the seats of honor in the synagogues. 7 They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi.’” – Matthew 23:4-7 (NLT)

1. What do you notice about each description Jesus is making?
2. What is Jesus implying about the Pharisees in these verses?

Where in your life do you resonate with the Pharisees? Are there times when you put on a mask of holiness to elevate the way you look to others? Ask God to reveal those spots in your life and invite the Holy Spirit to reshape your heart. Think through practical steps you can take to value humility over how you want people to perceive you.

For Further Reading: Philippians 2:1-11 and the following article: How Do I Humble Myself?

For Families with Kids at Home
When was the last time as parents we prioritized “connection” over “correction” with our kids? Are we crushing our kids with unbearable expectations? Take time today to prioritize connecting with your kids and let them know that they’re loved regardless of what they do.

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