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Not Just Nail Polish

The Twentieth of Matthew’s Gospel records the desire of James’ and John’s mother to see her sons at the Lord’s respective right and left hands in the Kingdom. Having explained that such a thing would be given not by Himself, but by His Father, the Savior went on to say that the greatest in the Kingdom would be ministering servants. This is a concept that contradicted everything anyone of the day had learned about social and political rank. Not only did those of higher rank and authority not demonstrate their status by the rendering of service, but they also flaunted their elevated positions by both clothing and makeup. While traditional customs of our time associate nail polish with feminine appearance, males and females among the ancient upper echelon wore nail polish so as to never be confused with the common, laboring class. In the ultimate judgment, however, it is the good and faithful servants to whom the eternal reward is given, and that’s not just nail polish.

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Written and voiced by David H. Prophater