03 Feb Matthew 23:23-24
23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. 24 “You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
The Pharisees majored on minors. They had rules for every little thing, but forgot the big, important things. Legalists are blind to great principles, but emphasize the details. They wouldn’t enter Pilate’s hall for fear of being defiled, yet they condemned the Son of God to death. Never lose your sense of priorities in spiritual matters. Live your life emphasizing justice, mercy, and faithfulness.