Mark 12:38-40 – Jesus Warns the Scribes

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Mark 12:38

  1. A scribe was more or less a “Bible teacher” and, all things being equal, should have been a good role model for Jesus’ disciples. However, these scribes greatly abused their role. 
  2. The scribes disliked ordinary work but liked people to look up to them, so they took advantage of people’s piety to receive gifts.
  3. Instead, a disciple of Jesus should “work and do something useful with his hands, so that he has something to share with those who need it” (Ephesians 4:28), choose the lowest seat at a feast (Luke 14:7-11), take care of widows in need (James 1:27), and pray in secret (Matthew 6:6).
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