Some of those in the crowd were experts at telling others what to do, but they missed the central point of God’s laws themselves.

Jesus made it clear, however, that obeying God’s law is more important than explaining it.

It’s much easier to study God’s laws and tell others to obey them than to put them into practice.

How are you doing at obeying God yourself?

Matthew 5:19

So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven.
But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.