15 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and then you make that convert twice as much a child of hell as you are.
(Pharisees James Tissot)
Thoughts: An evangelist to the cause of evil is a worse than if someone just stumbled onto evil. In our day there are many who want to change the world by making evil look good and good look evil. So those who promote sexual sins as if they were healthy and good for society; those who say alcohol abuse or drug use is good for society (CA is voting to legalize a drug in two weeks); those who seek to not only allow but promote abortions like a baby was a piece of dead skin; those who seek to recruit for gangs and gang violence; those who seek to evangelize people to turn away from God; and the list can go on. We live in a world where too many people promote lust over love; drunkeness for spirituality; death over life; hopelessness over hopefulness.
Prayer: Lord, give me clarity of conscience and strength to live and promote your holiness over what you have defined as sin.
John Calvin abridged: The scribes had become famous for travelling far to bring strangers into their church. But they were not to be applauded for this as they brought their converts under more and more condemnation.