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Luke 18:9-14 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt...
think about it.
What kind of heart gets God's attention? Which of these 2 men more accurately reflect your usual prayer? Why?
Jesus was a master at teaching through illustration, and the parable of the Pharisee and tax collector praying in the temple is one of the best in my book. In just a few short verses, Jesus makes it clear that it's all about our hearts, and God desires a humble heart.
So how do we move down the road from being like that Pharisee (full of pride and arrogance) toward the tax collector (have mercy on me) as far as our hearts and attitudes are concerned? Tami W.
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