”The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they ridiculed him. Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.” Luke 16:14; II Timothy 2:19,21.
Jesus spent a great deal of time trying to reach and teach the Pharisees. Of course, Jesus agreed on many points with the Pharisees. We must understand that “it was not that Jesus just felt the Pharisees were bad just like that, but it is simply that He set a much higher standard for them than He did for others, since they themselves are known as Minister, Leaders, Gods law influencer, yet being with a form of careerism, hypocrisy and blashemy.
Some of us, Young or Old Ministers are not better than the Saducess and Pharisees of then…not being judgemental but for us to avoid everything that could piss our Christ Jesus off too in this our generation and Ministries. Imagine, Some of the Pharisees were so concerned about the external keeping of the law to the extent that/while they sometimes ignored the internal motivation that produced that obedience from within. There are good reasons to have clean hands–but a clean heart is far more valuable. Do you have it? Peace be unto You!