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The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Luke 18:9-14
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”
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  • GENRE009
    I also like this parable. we are taught many lessons to become humble, and release our control. Once you do this it is amazing how your guilt is lifted, and you feel washed. What an amazing God we have! eva
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    I love this parable. It is so special to me. Lord, help me to be humble. Thank you for posting, my dear friend. Love ya. Judi emoticon
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