Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the Pharisee in a standing posture pray'd thus by himself, O God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men, a robber, a cheat, an adulterer, or like that Publican.
I tell you, that there shall likewise be greater joy in heaven for one sinner that repents, than for ninety nine just persons, that need no repentance.
the young man answer'd, all these things have I practis'd from my youth: what is it that is further required?
to which he answered, master, said he, all these precepts have I observed from my youth.
for I bear them witness, that they have a zeal for God, but not guided by true knowledge.
if zeal is to be regarded, I persecuted the church; if the integrity prescrib'd by the law, I am without reproach;