The Spirit Of Pharisees

Luke 16:14-15 “And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for the highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.”
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The Spirit of Pharisees is rampant today. There are those who seek to appear before men as being right in their thinking and behavior. They put on a good religious front. They go through all the outward religious practices. They draw near to God with their lips, but their hearts are far from Him.
But God knows the hearts. God looks past the outward appearances and sees what is on the inside. “The Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7). We can’t fool God.
That which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.  A person can actively participate in all the programs and religious practices of the church and look good before men, but if their heart is not where it should be then it is all in vain.