Posts Tagged ‘Right motives’

Mark 12:38-40 The Scam of the Scribes

The place of honor

The place of honor

We are still continuing on with Jesus in the temple. He has gone back to teaching after dispatching all the religious leaders who had tried to trap Him. Jesus now warns His disciples and those listening against acting as the scribes do.

The scribes were often mentioned right along with the Pharisees. The scribes were the ones tasked with reading, copying, and interpreting the law. They were responsible for maintaining the Old Testament in complete and accurate order. They had a few issues though that Jesus addressed throughout His ministry. The issue Jesus focuses on today is their outward show of being religious in order to garner earthly rewards. Read more »