Olathe View Baptist Church

Practice What You Preach

Paul is talking to the Jews and his subject is religious hypocrisy. The Jews had several moral advantages over the Gentiles (1) They possessed the law (2) They had the one true God (3) They knew the will of God (4) They were able to discern those things which were best. Indeed, they were endowed with some wonderful privileges, however they also possessed a certain sense of superiority and religious arrogance and somehow exempted themselves from practicing the very things they taught others to do. This became a tremendous offense to their Gentile counterparts insomuch that the Gentiles blasphemed the name of God. New Testament believers can glean some valuable applications from this text.