“Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!” (Matthew 23:13,14,15,23,25,27,29). “Woe to you, blind guides!” (Matthew 23:16,24,26). “You serpents, you brood of vipers!” (Matthew 23:33).
The Lord has this thing about hypocrites.
He doesn’t care for them much.
You and I have learned something God hasn’t managed to do: to accommodate ourselves to those who say one thing and do another.
Take the beer company of St Louis, for instance. We read this and it sounds normal to us. It took a secular writer to point out the hypocrisy in their moralizing.
“We are not yet satisfied with the league’s handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code.” –Anheuser Busch, responding to recent scandals in the National Football League (TIME magazine, September 29, 2014)
Humor writer Ian Frazier nails the famous beer company for its duplicitous moralizing in the same issue of TIME magazine.
In recent weeks the NFL has been under attack for its mishandling of the serious misbehavior of players who, among other things, knocked out a wife in the elevator and was caught on tape doing it, and beat a four-year-old child leaving whelps and open wounds on his skin.
The famous beer company, known for its massive advertising throughout every sporting event available, takes the NFL to task for its pitiful reaction. Such behavior is against Anheuser-Busch’s moral code and culture.