As a parent, I want my kids to follow the rules. But, should I?
Would you rather have Mary or Martha as your daughter? (Luke 10:38-42)
Would you rather have the elder son or the prodigal son? (Luke 15)
Worshipping the rules leads to missing God.
Living from your heart may lead you to some dark places, but it will also lead you home.
I confess I like rules. Rules make order. Order makes sense. It makes life easier — until it doesn’t. Then, it kills life.
I always thought the Pharisees got kind of a bad rap from Jesus. I mean, they were just trying to do the right thing, right? Except that their worship of the rules made them blind to love. They literally could not recognize God Himself standing right in front of them.