He Set His Face - A Word of Woe to His Critics
Dave Riddle - 03/31/19
Key Passage: Luke 11:37-52
Luke 9:51 - When the days were coming to a close for Him to be taken up, He set His face resolutely towards Jerusalem.
Resolute: purposefully unwavering or determined.
Torah - The law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures (the Pentateuch).
Talmud - The body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law and legend. Not from scripture, but rabbinic tradition.
Exposing the Hypocrites:
You’re the ones who are unclean
You’ve lost sight of the Law’s design
Love and justice take a back seat to tradition and legalism.
You’re preoccupied with status
Only concerned with what others think.
You’re actually a source of defilement
They thought they were a source of purity, but the opposite was the truth.
Challenging the Experts:
Your teaching puts a burden on the people that is not from God.
“Woe” is not a term of vindictiveness, but of regret.
Like your ancestors you are in opposition to God’s message and messengers.
You are Kingdom-Inhibitors
You’re not just missing the point, you’re causing others to miss the point.