God sent many warnings to the nation of Israel in the form of prophets, and yet, in the end the Jews chose to ignore the warnings and true understanding of the scriptures. In Matthew 23:37 Jesus makes mention of the religious leaders throughout their history of hypocrisy, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. Jesus was extremely disappointed in these Jewish leaders, just as I feel He is disappointed in the way many of our present day church leaders are today. We need to focus more on building a strong relationship with Christ, rather than how we behave in the eyes of everyone around us. God will shape us through relationship. It does not come from the judgment of others.