Luke 18:9-14 ESV

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt:

Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.

But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, God, be merciful to me, a sinner!

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.

This Man Went Down to His House Justified
Neither your good works nor the righteousness that Christ works in you will ever justify you before God. Jesus himself is your righteousness.
Daily Devotion: True Prayer (Luke 18:9-14)
Do we come before our Father as empty vessels, needing and expecting him to meet us in our weakness and inadequacy? Do we look to God alone to change us, and 'make us whole?'
Self Righteousness Luke 18:9-14
A sermon by Duncan Forbes at New Life Church, Roehampton, SW London. 13th March 2016
Jesus Meets The Self-Righteous [Luke 18:9-14]
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