Jesus saw so many people that were living contrary to His Word. Did He just pass by them or call them out? As you will read in the verses below, He taught them but also said “woe to them”. He warned them of their life and the faith they were following. He saw that many were just hypocrites of what they believed in. He approached them and told them how it was, plainly, and didn’t sin. This is because the love of His gospel was preached. When I proclaim the good news to the lost my heart also breaks for them. I can see the false teachings they are following and it makes me sick inside. The truth of God is in the Bible and when others distort the Word of God with extra books and laws they are only following a false Christ. I talk about Mormonism because I came out of that cult. The Lord has made known to me that they are led by a false prophet. It is true that no religion will ever save us but Jesus alone. If we trust in man and never challenge the things we are taught, through the Bible, we will be deceived. I pray that all my family, friends and anyone else that is lost will turn from their ways and follow the Lord. I love You Lord. Your ways are just. Lead me all the days of my life.
Luke 11:42-46 (NKJV)
42 “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.
44 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like graves which are not seen, and the men who walk over them are not aware of them.”
45 Then one of the lawyers answered and said to Him, “Teacher, by saying these things You reproach us also.”
46 And He said, “Woe to you also, lawyers! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.