You blind guides, you strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
Matthew 23: 24
It is clear that when Jesus spoke about swallowing a camel but straining at a gnat, He was getting at a very important principle.
But first—a KJV correction.
In the original KJV there was a typo that some versions of it have not corrected it even by today. Jesus didn’t believe it was all that hard to remove a gnat from one’s cup that he had to strain when doing so! What He really said was “strain OUT a gnat.” But the KJV messed it up with that typo.
What He was saying is that some will swallow huge lies and falsehoods, while making a point about some small mistake or error.
Can you picture it? Here is this fellow pouring his coffee through a strainer to catch the gnat in order to throw it away before drinking. On the other hand, here he is trying to force down a big hairy, knuckle-bound slobbering camel the very next day.
Are you like that? Well, if so, it’s time to get you priorities straight.
By the way, what are your priorities?