Bernie LutchmanIs it possible to watch the same "movie" day after day and miss the plot? You betcha, as somebody once said! Think about these guys - they were in their own "honor roll" in their Law School. They had the most exquisitely tailored clothes; best seats in the big town banquets and people would bow when they walked down the street of the famed city.
They were well known for their piety, made sure they gave exactly 10% till it hurt and would travel south to Tarshish like the "Billy Grahams" of their day. They knew the first five books of the Bible to the letter and could sing any Psalm in the book, with voices that would put Chris Tomlin to shame.
By now, you know I am talking about the Scribes and Pharisees. These cats had all of that, looked every bit the American televangelist of their day, but their insides were filled with dead men's bones. Why? These clanging cymbals missed it! Just like Nadab and Abihu - two of the first priests ever in the Faith - they ran off on their own, doing things God never told them to do (See here: