Woe To Knowledge Hinderers

“Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.” (Luke 11:52)

What an indictment for those who falsely teach God’s Word.  Jesus says that you have taken away the key to knowledge.  You who were experts in the law did not accept the key.  You who were and are experts in the law and God’s Word do not enter the door and receive knowledge.  Knowledge that was freely available.  You who were and are experts in the law and God’s Word even hindered others from gaining that same knowledge.  Experts in the law should increase knowledge but rather Jesus says you are hindering knowledge and truth.     

At times, detailed expositions of God’s Word with a mixture of man’s thoughts can render the plain meaning and the plain truth of the Gospel unavailable to others.  Those who have come to Christ to learn about His Word are about to enter into his glorious knowledge.  Jesus says the experts in the law have stopped them from entering.  It is a dangerous thing to turn men away from scripture to our own thoughts and ideas.  It is a dangerous thing to focus more on the external observance of worship, the ceremonial and religious forms of worship than to focus on the weightier matters of the law, repentence and obedience.   If you are in a position to teach others, be careful that you are giving them the simple truth of God’s Word.  His Word is powerful enough within itself to save men and to help them to grow.  Jesus says to those who teach falsely……………WOE TO YOU.

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