“Jesus taught this parable to those who were convinced they were morally upright and those who trusted in their own virtue yet looked down on others with disgust: “Once there were two men who went into the temple to pray. One was a proud religious leader, the other a despised tax collector.
The religious leader stood apart from the others and prayed, ‘How I thank you, O God, that I’m not wicked like everyone else. They’re cheaters, swindlers, and crooks—like that tax collector over there. God, you know that I never cheat or commit adultery; I fast from food twice a week and I give you a tenth of all I make.’
“The tax collector stood off alone in the corner, away from the Holy Place, and covered his face in his hands, feeling that he was unworthy to even look up to God. Beating his breast, he sobbed with brokenness and tears saying, ‘God, please, in your mercy and because of the blood sacrifice, forgive me, for I am nothing but the most miserable of all sinners!’(Amen)
“Which one of them left for home that day made right with God?
It was the humble tax collector and not the religious leader!
For everyone who praises himself will one day be humiliated before all, and everyone who humbles himself will one day be lifted up and honored before all.”
Luke 18:9-14 TPT
Thank you, Papa that I can some to You with my dirty hands, heart and mind to be cleansed! Thank you that you don’t look down with contempt but with mercy and grace through my Lord and Savior Jesus!
Jesus thank you, for being my sacrifice, for once and for all!
In Jesus Mighty Name!