Matthew 23:13-15, Luke 11:46-47
Israel’s daily life, history, and culture was supposed to center around their relationship with God.
Jesus was angry with these leaders because their hunger for wealth, power, and status had grown larger than their hunger for a relationship with God.
The leader’s spiritual blindness was being picked up by those following them. These leaders were winning people to tradition rather than God.
We must resist focusing on outward obedience ; instead our focus should be on inner transformation that comes through a relationship with Jesus.
Are you trying to win people to your expectations or are you trying to win them to Jesus?
What Makes Jesus Happy? When we show lost people love and help them find a transformative relationship with Jesus!