THE POOR AND humble thronged in from all over the countryside, anxious to catch a glimpse of the Galilean called Yeshua. As the crowd pushed forward, they sometimes stumbled over one another — everyone excitedly hoped they might get close enough to witness another miracle, or just hear the man speak His ringing words of Truth — words these people understood and felt so true deep down.
The crowd could now see Him up on a rocky hillside standing like a beacon among a small group of men and women. It seemed like thousands had already gathered below. “How will we hear Him from here?” A woman cried plaintively. Someone answered nearby: “You will hear Him, don’t worry, everything He says will carry far to those with ears to hear.”
The man called Yeshua saw all the people trying to get close. He knew he must soon speak out to settle them, or some may get hurt. In those distant times, the slightest injury could later mean a painful death by runaway infection.
Yeshua looked back to his disciples and said: “Before the multitude start trodding upon another, let me say to you the most important thing first…”
“…Beware the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”
This very hypocrisy is staring you in the face right this very day. Read on should you have any guts left and truly understand what is right and what is wrong.