Tom Harding

Demolition precedes renovation.

Luke 10:25–37 (NLT) 25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”

27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”

29 The man wanted to justify (to be declared right) his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 

Low view of God’s Law (I am already perfectly loving God)

Low view of ourselves (I have to keep the law or I am toast, perform or lose)

Low view of others (How much do I have to love others to pass?)