God: is multi-dimensional and it shows in the word….
St Matthew 23:27 (KJV) “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness”.
Jesus had a full ministry as He walked this earth and He ran the entire spectrum of healing, deliverance, loving, caring, compassionate and a teaching; He did it all and was ashamed of what He did, but was open and transparent.
But through it all something upset Him in the view of mankind that it caused a reaction that was profound and memorable; it brought out a response that truly demonstrated that “He was tempted in all points”.
As we look at the reading today we see that His explosion against a specific sect was raw and angry, but it was pointed in the accuracy of their behaviors; Jesus called them and named them as He saw fit. Jesus must have been provoked by their hard hearts: He reacted, He showed another view of Himself…