Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican — Penitence, Humility & Virtue! Teachings of Truth — Word of God Jesus Christ — Lessons from Luke 18

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Luke 18:9-14

9To some who trusted in their own righteousness and viewed others with contempt, He also told this parable: 10“Two men went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.11The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed,a ‘God, I thank You that I am not like the other men—swindlers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week and pay tithes of all that I acquire.’

13But the tax collector stood at a distance, unwilling even to lift up his eyes to heaven. Instead, he beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner!’ 14I tell you, this man, rather than the Pharisee, went home justified. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

References & Reflections

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharisee_and_the_Publican
[2] https://biblehub.com/bsb/luke/18.htm

Author: BibleOnMoney©2020 Kevin Hung

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life

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