The scribes and Pharisees have finally determined there is no question that could stump Jesus, but Jesus is not letting up on them. In fact, this is the beginning of a section where Jesus pronounces seven woes to the scribes and Pharisees due to their wrong actions and attitudes.
Notice that Jesus is not telling them to disobey them, He still has them honoring their authority. However, He does point out their hypocrisy. They would people to do one thing, then would not do it themselves. The make others carry huge burdens of the law, new rules and regulations, but would exclude themselves form keeping them.
In 1 Corinthians 11:1 the Apostle Paul states “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” That is the kind of life we are called to be as well – imitators of Christ. Imitate His humility, His love, His forgiveness, His compassion, everything about Him. Wow. Tough order isn’t it. Yes it is. We can never be as good as Jesus, we can never be perfect. However, we are given His perfection through faith in Him… and are called to imitate Him.