If You Think You Are OK, Think Again

Read Luke 18:9-14 (NIV is OK)

Is this parable for you?

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:

Who best represents you?

10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

Are you OK before God?

14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

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