Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
For you are like white-washed tombs
which indeed appear beautiful outwardly,
but inside are full of dead men’s bones
and all uncleanness.
-Matthew 23:27, NKJV

These scribes are anyone who writes without the anointing of Jesus Christ. Their books are beautiful on the outside with fancy covers and glitzy awards. But inside, the text is full of ungodly concepts and foul words.

Lord, I beg of You! Do whatever it takes to keep me from being a scribe like this. May I always be humble and only write for Your glory and not my own. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

-photo of ancient tomb at Hearst Castle by Nancy I. Sanders