Those of us who are conservative Christians sometimes get it into our heads that the hard way is also the most godly one. We know that following God and leading a God-honouring life is difficult, so whenever we are faced with two decisions, the hard path is clearly the one we should pick. Right?
Just ask the Pharisees.
They made life very difficult for themselves. They always chose the most onerous path. If there was any doubt about something, they always chose the most cautious…