Mark Has Some Good News, Part 61, You Don't Hide Your Good Deeds
The Plot to Kill Jesus
1 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people."
A simple test to see if your belief is real. There was a post on blog this book came from that spoke about Gideon, my favorite judge of the Old Testament. And how he dealt with false religions. He smashed the alters of two false gods that the nation Israel were worshiping and then made a sacrifice to the true God on them.
And in this act, he shows us the proper way to deal with false leaders, messiah's, and religions.
You actively deal with them.
False religions however avoid that kind of confrontation.
Jesus was boldly proclaiming his divinity and the Pharisees were cowardly trying to deal with their un-belief. Real God's and Real Prophets do not need anything to hide them. They need no plan of action they act in God's will and power.
This little section of scripture is subtle proof of a lack of true conviction and an abundance of false motives.
Thank you Mark for you good news.