FOLLOW JESUS Jesus criticized some legalistic religious leaders “YOU MAKE STRICT RULES THAT ARE VERY HARD FOR PEOPLE TO OBEY. BUT YOU YOURSELVES DON’T EVEN TRY TO FOLLOW THOSE RULES” [Lk 11:46 IC]{Mt 23:4}. Yes, today some religious leaders also impose manmade rules and unreasonable requirements on people. Our first defense is to examine the requirements in the light of Jesus’ teachings, who also said, “THE WORK THAT I ASK YOU TO ACCEPT IS EASY. THE LOAD I GIVE YOU TO CARRY IS NOT HEAVY” [Mt 11:30 IC]. Better to follow Jesus than religious leaders. If a religious leader does not encourage following Jesus totally, seek God’s guidance to find another leader. Do you follow Jesus? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures