Watering Artificial Plants = Hypocrisy

I used an illustration this morning that garnered a few laughs. I likened Jesus’ criticism of the Pharisees’ meticulous concern about outward ceremonial cleanness to that of a person who plants artificial flowers and plants and waters them before their watching neighbors to give the impression that they are real. That is hypocrisy and artificial religion that lacks true roots. Jesus is interested in organic religion that is rooted in Him.

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