Reading and writing can sometimes be overrated. Here is a nice brief story with pictures—feel free to print off the pictures and color them at your leisure.
Reading for a later date:
- Luke 11:37-54
- Be not deceived; God is not mocked – Gal. 6:7
- The day is thine, the night also is thine. – Ps. 74: 16
Christ’s Hatred of Frauds
One day when Jesus was teaching the people a Pharisee invited him to dine with him.
Jesus went with him, for he hoped to be able to teach him how to truly love and serve God.
The Pharisee was surprised that Jesus sat down to the table to eat without first washing his hands.
Jesus told him that it was true that the Pharisees made much of washing their hands but that their hearts were far from clean.
Jesus told him that God made the soul as well as the body and wanted the soul kept clean and pure.
They loved to be thought great and good but were selfish and unkind.
When they prayed or gave alms to the poor it was to be seen and praised by others.
Jesus also blamed those who made life hard for others and made things easy for themselves.
God looks into our hearts and sees what we really are.
It is useless for us to try to deceive God.
He knows all the time if we have wicked, selfish, impure hearts, no matter how hard we try to seem good.
To please God we must have pure hearts and live pure, true, loving lives.
Truth – God looketh upon the heart.