Often the ways of Jesus will go against our human ideas of how things get done and are changed.
The hardening of many religious leaders’ hearts toward Jesus seems complete as we reach the 16th chapter of Matthew.
The respectable people of Jesus’ day had trouble with both John the Baptist and Jesus.
If we try to impose our external traditions and rules on others, we run the risk of becoming blind guides who lead others astray
The Pharisees tried to control behavior through external controls. The way of Jesus was to change hearts from the inside out.