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.
Luke 16:15

The Fine Art Of Self-Justification


This is a short study on the motives, methods and madness of Pharisees. This is also just a generalisation of the behaviour of Pharisees when their faith and practice are found wanting in the light of Scriptures. In this discussion, the seven deadly Pharisees will be presented. Pharisees major in self-justification. The practice of self-justification is insidious and some Christians are not even aware of its presence. It is not just a bad habit acquired unknowingly. It is the condition of one’s heart when sins are exposed in the light of Scriptures and the refusal to repent of these sins. There are Pharisees who have been so conditioned in their years of engaging in practicing the fine art of self-justification that they are unable to recognize the detrimental effects on their walk with Christ. This expos√© is done in hopes of sincere Christians learning to avoid the pitfalls of the Pharisees, especially in the modern day context of living out a victorious Christian life full of joy and faithful service for the blessed Redeemer, even the Lord Jesus Christ.