Devotional- Pharisee or Tax Collector? Anthony Iovino

Posted: May 3, 2012 in Devotionals & Bible Studies

Today’s Bible Study-Pharisee or Tax Collector?  LUKE 18:9-14 (Jan 2012

1-Do you pray?

2-When you pray, who in this parable would you align yourself with?

3-Are you relying on your own righteousness or that of Christ?

LUKE 18:9-14

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 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.’

 

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.”

Bible Study-Pharisee or Tax Collector-Luke 18.9-14

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