Luke 11:44-46 Jesus Denounces the Hypocrisy of the Pharisees and Lawyers

by | Oct 14, 2022 | (Helpful) Stories, Bible Verses, Bible verses that may help, Brother Emmanuel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Brother Emmanuel shares:

“Woe to you! You are like unseen graves over which people unknowingly walk.” Then one of the scholars of the law said to him in reply, “Teacher, by saying this you are insulting us too.” And he said, “Woe also to you scholars of the law! You impose on people burdens hard to carry, but you yourselves do not lift one finger to touch them.”

Luke 11:44-46

The mystery we face here is that sometimes the truth is “insulting,” so to speak. It’s insulting to a person’s pride. What’s most interesting is that when someone is insulted, they need to first realize that they are insulted because of their pride, not because of what the other person said or did. Even if someone was overly harsh, feeling insulted is a result of pride. If one were truly humble, then a rebuke would actually be welcomed as a helpful form of correction. Sadly, the scholar of the law appears to lack the necessary humility to let Jesus’ rebuke sink in and free him from his sin. Morning and have a blessed day.

Thank you, brother. I was insulting my husband yesterday. I felt that I was mean. According to the gospel & homily, I was saying the truth to correct my husband’s behavior.

In return to myself, I must humbly understand my insult was also uncalled for. That is, I do not rejoice in being right but humbly understand that I insulted and I too was insulant. I humbly ask for the grace of humility.


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