53When he went outside, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very hostile toward him and to cross-examine him about many things, 54lying in wait for him, to catch him in something he might say. Meanwhile, when the crowd gathered by the thousands, so that they trampled on one another, he began to speak first to his disciples, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is, their hypocrisy. 2Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 3Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops. (Luke 11:53—12:3, NRSV)
They wanted to catch him in something he would say. They were baiting him to say what he believed and felt and wanted to use that against him.
So many times in life we are asked questions not so others can learn about us but so they can find something to use against us.
What if we never went into a conversation with motives other than to love others and get to know them better?
Because a little yeast spoils the whole batch and once it is in you can’t get it out.
We must be careful how we are and act towards others, and not let our lives cause issues or trouble for others. We are called to love as God loved us.