The Parables #97

The Pharisee and the Publican, Pt5. 

Scripture: Luke 18:10-14.

I hope we can advance a little more in our study of what a Pharisee is today. 
The Saviour condemned them most severely. Matt 23. The whole chapter is given over to condemning the sinfulness and hypocrisy of the Jewish religious leaders. What a tragic state the nation was in when the Saviour condemned so utterly its religious leaders! “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under herwings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord,” Matt 23:37-39.