Text: Luke 11:37-54
We're going to bounce around a bit in Luke 11. This here is one of my favorite passages, because it displays a side of Jesus that most people miss. It also directs us to the true nature of religion and the heart of the Gospel. It is a dramatic exchange, but upon careful consideration, it yields a LOT about the human heart and God's grace. One the one hand, the Pharisees and scribes were exposed for their hypocrisy. Yet, the original intent of their "religion" was to safeguard God's laws. Over time it was corrupted by the natural deceit of the human heart: performance based religion.