Text: Mark 11:27-33 & 12:1-12
What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants and give the vineyard to others. Mark 12:9
The religious leaders of Israel how an outward appearance of holiness, piety, and knowledge of God. But God knows the heart. Throughout Scripture, God stresses that man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart--the motivations and reasons we do what we do. And the leadership of Israel had failed miserably in their leadership. It was all about them. Their worship and devotion to God was ultimately motivated by pride, fear, and self-love.