Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’”
The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go
down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.
And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.
Abraham also ran to the herd, and took a tender and
choice calf and gave it to the servant, and he hurried to prepare it.
Indeed, the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have
observed the command of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to Me.’”’
Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and
eats with them.”