When Keeping Rules is a Convenient Alternative
Passage: Luke 11:33–11:54
As Jesus begins his journey toward Jerusalem, His battle with the religious leaders intensifies. His devastating rebuke reveals the shallowness of their check-the-box-mentality religion. The lesson reverberates into the 21st century where, once again, keeping the rules is a convenient alternative to honestly relating to God. Who has time for that? Keeping the rules disjointed from their foundation creates a terrible split between head and heart. Such a split Jesus sought to remedy!