Jesus is talking to religious people. That could be us.
Jesus challenges us to really understand what God is saying and to quit making up things that only benefit what we want.
Jesus isn’t looking for selfish people. Jesus doesn’t want us to be religious and quote scripture for our own benefit. He knows we do this way too much.
God’s goal for us is to search out His word and act on what He is asking us to do.
“You scratch out God’s Word and scrawl a whim in its place. You do a lot of things like this.” ~~Jesus (Mark 7:13 The Message)