"Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him." Luke 16:14.
They derided, ridiculed or mocked him because they had not the love of God in them, but were instead lovers of money.
He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15.
What’s that estimated among men?
They highly esteem among themselves money of course, but is it the only thing that they highly esteem? Of course not, there are many such things like eating, drinking, marrying, building, buying and selling, and making merry, including what scripture here has said "the law and the prophets," and doing it is abomination in the sight of God.
But God knows our hearts, and every motive too, the reason and persuasion for which we do things, or why we keep the law and the prophets instead of the true gospel. But He said, "The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it" Luke 16:16.
But these days "everyone is pressing into it", the kingdom of God, but then press out of it again and that we do when we put emphasis on money, the law and the prophets, not on the kingdom of God.
But hear this my friend, the laws of Moses and the messages of the prophets were your guides until John the Baptist, but afterwards, the Kingdom of God, the gospel is being preached, and everyone is pressing into it, and so should you.
God bless you,
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