And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
It is important for each of us to strive every day to please God. So many people desire a fancy home, an expensive car, or expensive jewelry, to gain the admiration of others. God expects our hearts to be transformed and for our focus to be on Him. God is asking us to be servants, not peacocks. The humble and those with changed hearts are the ones who will draw future believers unto Him.