White Washed Tombs

Been listening to a Rob Bell sermon on the “woes” that Jesus told to people. He’s discussing how Jesus compares the Pharisee’s to white washed tombs. I guess they used to mark tombs so that they would be visible, and wouldn’t be touched. It made the Jews ceremonially unclean. So, when Jesus calls the religious leaders white washed tombs, is He inferring that God didn’t want to be near them? If so, am I guilty of being like that? I know they were accused of seeing themselves as superior, unwilling to help those in need. I do so little to help those in need. I’ll have to keep praying and thinking on this one.

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