The parable of the righteous man is a set-up. And we can’t help falling for it. Because we don’t know what to do with his being wrong.
God’s love isn’t a competitive sport. We’re all on the same team.
by the Rev. Drew Downs
This is a simple parable. A juxtaposition. How two people are different. Its internal logic is obvious. We’re to compare them.
Two people. One follows the rules and the other doesn’t. One is righteous and the other sins.
However, the simplicity of this parable is deceiving. We know Jesus is going to flip the script. So we adjust. By flipping the logic. Or ignoring the logic.
But it’s all a set-up. He uses a juxtaposition to condemn the process of judgment. Here’s why…
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