45 “Teacher,” said an expert in religious law, “you have insulted us, too, in what you just said.” (Luke 11:43-45 NLT)
The truth can hurt! Jesus told the truth about the Pharisees and they were insulted. But the majority of them did not listen to Jesus and change. They tried to look good on the outside, but were corrupt inside.
We don't like it when people point out our faults. But sometimes they do for our own good. My wife Joan has done that for me. I don't like it at the time, but need it.
God's Law points out our faults, our sins, our rebellion, our self-centeredness. The Gospel of Jesus Christ points us to God's love and forgiveness that we depend upon. It is better to hurt a little now than to suffer forever.