Mark 11:27-33

Jesus had his hands full with certain hostile religious leaders of his time. They were not particularly vicious or unprincipled men. They simply saw the teaching of Jesus as a threat to the religious traditions they had pledged themselves to honor and protect with their lives. They saw him as a dangerous liberal who went about advocating new religious doctrines and moral values.  Jesus saw through their trick question and refused to answer by asking them a trick question in return. We can learn from Jesus in so many areas of life – his practical advice is on every page of scripture – even when it comes to how we answer questions.