Sadducees and Pharisees … Then and Now


The days turn into weeks and the weeks into ???  How much longer?

That really is the question in most of our minds; and the honest answer is… No one knows. As usual, the media keeps its hype up so everyone watches with baited breath. First, it’s leveling off and then out of nowhere we get the largest outbreak ever… When will we get just the facts? …. Never! Using sensationalism is how they keep the drama going and the fear rampant, so they can get those coveted ratings and advertising dollars.

The greed out there is alive and well. It’s easy to spot. While some businesses are going under because of forced closure, others are raking in a windfall. Of course, prices are going up … shortages you know (Manufactured?). Just look at the big box stores. For example,  look at WalMart… they’re showing a 20{c834e07adaeba66f308946f41fe459f7d1074b7e393db9448fd4e4c7159f6d24} gain.

I know that some RV parks that are usually empty, after their season ends, are more full than they were during the season. What I’m saying is good on them, but others aren’t so fortunate.

Many businesses, large or small, are going broke trying to wait this out. Others are defying, or getting ready to defy, the shutdown orders and open back up. They have families to feed and bills to pay.

They see our politicians standing in front of their luxury freezers, flaunting their wealth, and wonder how they’re going to keep their family fed.

Of course, the politician’s paychecks (way overpaid) keep coming. Their medical expenses are paid for life. The perks go on and on.

What was designed by our forefathers to be a one-term job, then go back to their life at home, has been made into a lifetime career, because of being power hungry and, of course, the”perks”.

They should be allowed one term only . They should take part in the laws (like Obama care) they enact. Each person should be equal, with equal power… No senior this or that. When we vote someone into office, they should have just as much say as the next person. We didn’t vote in an underling. We voted a representative to protect our interests and represent our States’ needs.

This is pretty basic. It’s not rocket science. Too much power creates greed and greed creates corruption.

Does this sound somewhat familiar … especially to Christians?

It should … There is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9).

Remember the priests of the temples? How about the Sadducees or the Pharisees? They were certainly power hungry and filled with greed… Sound familiar?

That was over two thousand years ago… Have things changed?…  Maybe different titles controlling power, and of course people’s names are different.  But the concept remains unchanged…. power and greed.



The Lord certainly didn’t like it then, and I’m sure He feels the same about it now.

Is He exacting punishment as a father should when a child is out of control?

As a parent, how long would you tolerate your children blatantly disobeying you?

I believe He’s been a tolerant and loving Father, giving chance after chance for us to see the destructive path some of us have chosen to follow; taking the temporary thing of this life, over an eternity with Him in Heavenly places.

The immorality taking place, not just in America, but throughout the world, is out of control, with no end is in sight. Under the banner of political correctness and tolerance, we’ve gone against God’s basic laws.

We need to pray the passage (2 Chronicles 7:14) every day and truly humble ourselves.

God loves us! Why can’t we understand, accept and believe that?… A question for all times!

My prayer for you: 

O, heavenly and merciful Father,

I pray for the sick and suffering around the world; for the hungry and homeless.

I pray for the paranoid living in fear; for fear is the opposite of faith. These people desperately need You in their lives.

I pray for someone to come into each nonbeliever’s life and give them the opportunity to meet You; To step over into eternal life and follow You.

I pray for our President and other world leaders. I pray that they make Godly decisions and have the courage to follow through.

I pray for an awakening, a revelation, and that hearts will turn to You for the answers and an end to this terrible disease.

I know, Father God, you can stop this disease. If we as a nation, as a world,  would call out to you and change our wicked ways.

This I pray in the precious name of Jesus …



2 thoughts on “Sadducees and Pharisees … Then and Now

  1. A true message, we need constantly to be reminded God chose us the way we were. We did not chose him. He chose us with all of our weakness he knew from the beginning we would fail. It is never about us always about him.

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