“WALK IN LONG ROBES”

Luke 20:46, 47  “Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief room at feasts; which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.”  This is a walk of egotism and pride.  Walking to be noticed and praised for the job they are doing.  The living Bible calls them “experts in religion”.  We are aware that there are those who want everyone to know what they are doing and how successful they are.  They are looking for admiration and praise.  The warning in these verses is “beware”.  This kind of “walk” steals praise from God.  We accept it all and puff ourselves up with our success.  Thanking someone for their ministry can be very encouraging to them to continue on.  But to some, who walk in long robes, it is very prideful and detrimental to themselves.  All praise belongs to God.  It is He who calls us to ministry.  It is He who gives the strength, wisdom and courage to do what is asked.  If we put on the “long robes” the site of God gets put in the background.  Let’s take off the long robes and walk honestly and humbly before our God.  In acting, an actor can “steal the show” from the others by doing their own thing apart from the script.  As Christians, we want to let “God be the show”.   Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.