The Lessor and the Greater

The chief priests and the elders wanted to know by what authority Jesus operated, but He wanted to know, “The baptism of John–where was it from? From heaven or from men?” (Matthew 21:25).
They considered the only two alternatives and recognized that neither one was desirable for them (Matthew 21:26, 27).
Rather than being honest, they played politics and said they did not know the answer, and because of that, they disqualified themselves from being able to discern the answer that Jesus would give to their question.
Be honest, for the Lord already knows why we do what we do.

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