And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:…
When Morales, the painter, was invited by Philip the Second to court, he came in such a magnificent costume, that the King, in anger, ordered a sum of money to be paid him, and so dismissed him. The next time they met he appeared in a very different dress, poor, old, and hungry, which so touched the heart of the King, that he immediately provided him with a revenue which kept him in comfort for all the future. So when men come to the throne of grace it is not their magnificence but their very want which touches the heart of God.
Parallel VersesKJV: And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: