Jesus said, “Why did you come out into the field? To see a reed shaken by the wind? And to see a man clothed in soft raiment? [Look, your] kings and your great men, these are the ones who wear soft clothing, and they [will] not be able to know the truth.
Many commentators on this saying tend to lean heavy on the fact that Jesus equates the rich – those who “wear soft clothing” – with those who are “not able to know the truth.” And while that may certainly be one element of this saying to consider, I’m not sure I think it’s the only, or even the primary point that Jesus wants to teach us here.