And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. Luke 16:15
Jesus Christ declares that the highly esteemed by men is abomination to God. Things that you give highest value, priority, first and foremost in life. You rendered unequal estimation that you cannot live without it.
It could be things that we treasure where your heart is. Treasure becomes a treasure depending on what your heart dictates the value of it. These are highly esteemed by men.
People would do anything to get famous. Celebrities are riding high with their social status of greatness. Jesus said, “he that is highly exalted shall be abased.” God will bring down the high and the mighty. Watch the news to see what is happening.
People get rich because they are fortunate in life. Maybe they were born from a rich family or in a country that gives opportunity to be wealthy. Jesus condemned the rich who are slaved of material things. Riches is not a guarantee to a happy life. In fact, it could be a lingering curse in your family.
3.Family and friends
We ought to love our families and friends but that should not stand between our God and us. First of all, we should love Our Lord God with all our hearts, minds and souls. Our love ones are only second to God.
According to Jesus, God hates when men highly esteemed others, put higher value than God Himself. We can argue and justify our actions, however what Jesus have said prevails.