and Just Recompense
The Pharisees and
Of what sin were the
Be on your guard
against the yeast of the Pharisees, which
is hypocrisy. Luke 12:1.
Note Hypocrisy is a
feigning to be what one is not; dissimulation; a
concealment of ones real character or
motives; especially, the assuming of a false
appearance of virtue or religion.
How did the Pharisees
show themselves to be hypocrites?
Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
These people honor me with their
lips, but their hearts are far from me.
How did they make void
one of Gods commandments?
For God said,
honor your father and mother and Anyone
who curses his father or mother must be put to
death. But you say that if a man says to his
father or mother, whatever help you might
otherwise have received from me is a gift devoted
to God, he is not to honor his father
with it. Thus you nullify the word of
God for the sake of your traditions.
How did Christ say
And when you pray,
do not be like the hypocrites, for they
love to pray standing in the synagogues and on
the street corners to be seen by men.
I tell you the truth, they have received their
reward in full. Matthew 6:5.
The Hypocrite and His Neighbor
What does Christ call one
who readily sees the faults of others, but does
not see or correct his own?
hypocrite, first take the plank out of
your own eye, and then you will see clearly to
remove the speck from your brothers eye.
How does a hypocrite treat his
With his mouth the
godless destroys his neighbor, but through
knowledge the righteous escape. For
he is the kind of man who is always thinking
about the cost. Eat and drink, he
says to you, but his heart is not with you.
Proverbs 11:9; 23:7.
Hypocritical Tendencies in
Which of the apostles was
once guilty of dissimulation?
The other Jews
joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their
hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.
Galatians 2:13. [Peter was guilty]
Why did Paul say he opposed
Peter in this manner?
When Peter came to
Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he
was clearly in the wrong. Verse 11.
What did the psalmist say he
would not do?
I do not sit with
deceitful men, nor do I consort with
hypocrites. Psalm 26:4.
The Hypocrites Fate and Loves Way
What will become of the hypocrites
All is the destiny of
all who forget God; so perishes the hope of
the godless. Job 8:13.
What is to be the fate of
that servant, who, while professing to love the
Lord, shows by his actions that he is worldly,
and is not looking or longing for His coming?
The master of that
servant will come on a day when he does not
expect him and at that hour he is not aware of.
He will cut him into pieces and assign him a
place with the hypocrites, where there will be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 24:50,51. The
sinners in Zion are terrified; trembling grips
the godless: Who of us can dwell with
the consuming fire? Who of us can dwell with the
everlasting burning? Isaiah 33:14.
How pure should be our
Love must be
sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is
good. Romans 12:9.
What is the
characteristic of heavenly wisdom?
But the wisdom that
comes from heaven is first of all pure; then
peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of
mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
Gods Just Way
For if the message
spoken by angels was binding, and every
violation and disobedience received its just
punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore
such a great salvation? This salvation, which was
first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us
by those who heard it. Hebrews 2:2,3.
How are all to be
rewarded in the judgment?
For we must all
appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that
each one will receive what is due him for the
things done while in the body, whether good or
2 Corinthians 5:10.
God will give to each person according
to what he has done.
Romans 2: 6. Do not
be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps
what he sows.
What will be the reward
of the wrongdoer?
But for those who
re self-seeking and who reject the truth and
follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
Verse 8. There will be trouble
and distress for every human being who does evil:
first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
What will be the
recompense of the righteous?
The one who sows to
please the Spirit, form the Spirit will reap
eternal life. Galatians 6:8. But glory,
honor and peace for everyone who does good:
first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
God Uses Mans
What general rule of
recompense is laid down in the Bible?
Do not judge,
or you will be judged. For in the same way you
judge others, you will be judged, and with the
measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Matthew 7:1,2. To the faithful,
you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you
show yourself blameless, to the pure you show
yourself pure, but to the crooked you show
In view of this, what are
we warned not to do?
Do not repay
evil for evil or insult for insult, but with
blessing, because to this you were called so that
you might inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:9.
What does Solomon say of
those who render evil for good?
If a man pays back
evil for good, evil will never leave his house.
Justice and Final Rewards
What principle of justice
should govern us in our dealings?
Do not withhold
good from those who deserve it, when it is
in your power to act.
In meting out the final
awards, what may be sure God will do?
Far be it from you
to do such a thing to kill the righteous
with the wicked, treating the righteous and the
wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the
Judge of all the earth do right?
Genesis 18:25. Righteousness and justice
are the foundation of your throne; love and
faithfulness go before you. Psalm
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