“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”
(Matthew 23:37-39 ESV)
In the passages we’ve been studying over the past few days, Jesus has strong words of rebuke towards Israel’s leaders.One could come to the conclusion, based on Jesus’ words up until this point, that He hated these people because of their sin. But that conclusion would be wrong.
In His final publically spoken words, Jesus demonstrates the love He had for the people of Israel, even though they rejected and mistreated Him. Despite their arrogance and sinful…
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“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
(Matthew 23:25-28 ESV)
Today we study the fifth and sixth of Jesus’ seven “woes” – words of condemnation – spoken against the Jewish religious leaders and their religious system. Jesus’ comments are still very applicable to those today who participate in man-made religious systems instead of pursuing a relationship with God through Jesus.
The fifth “woe” from Jesus again…
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Quiberon is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in western France.
It is situated on the southern part of the Quiberon peninsula, the northern part being the commune of Saint-Pierre-Quiberon. It is primarily known as a seaside resort for French tourists during summer, and for its history of sardine production.
During the Seven Years’ War the bay was the site of the Battle of Quiberon Bay between the French and British fleets. In the French Revolution, in July 1795 Quiberon was used by French Royalist exiles, with assistance from the British, as the base for a failed invasion of Brittany (traditionally a royalist area). The invasion was defeated by the Revolutionaries under General Lazare Hoche.
In the 19th century, Nicolas Appert, a chemist, developed a technique that permitted the sterilization of food. Thanks to this process, Quiberon became the leading harbour for sardine fishing and the production…
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Air Force Blames Mistaken Bomber Costs on ‘Human Error’
“During a “State of the Air Force” briefing at the Pentagon, the service this year estimated the so-called Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRSB, would cost $58 billion over a decade, up from a previous estimate of just $33 billion.
Air Force Secretary: “It was a mistake. It was a regrettable mistake. It occurred in part because of human error and in part because of process error, meaning a couple of our people got the figures wrong and the process of coordination was not fully carried out in this case.”
Coordination, of course, means other people are providing a check and balance and looking at the numbers, so that’s typically how something like this would get caught.”
She added, “So we’ve counseled the people, we’ve tightened up the process. It’s been corrected with the Congress. The key thing is…
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