“…they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God…you…justify yourselves before me; but God knows your hearts…”

John 12:43:

43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Luke 16:15:

15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

SEE:

“…You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God…”

 

Commentary on Luke 16:15-16

 

But now, after that you have known God…how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements…You observe days, and months, and times, and years. Galatians