The Weightier Matter of Justice

Lady Justice (Tingey Injury Law Firm, via Unsplash)

Toward the end of His ministry, Jesus unleashed a flurry of rhetorical “woes” on the scribes and Pharisees, the Jewish leaders who badgered, berated and plotted against the Messiah for three years. One of His rebukes called them out for superficial obedience.

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!” Jesus said. “For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters…

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K. Daniel Glover

K. Daniel Glover

West Virginia native. Homeschool and adoption advocate. Drone pilot at Airscape Photography. Views here are mine alone.