When the leading priests and teachers of religious law heard what Jesus had done, they began planning how to kill him. But they were afraid of him because the people were so amazed at his teaching. -Mark11:18
It's hard to respond to the authority of God, because we have to change. We would rather make an excuse or find an easier path than change. In fact, it's much easier to condemn the leading priests and law teachers (scribes) than to look at our own hearts and actions. What is God saying to you that you are resisting? Why not submit to Him today and see what happens?