Today's WORSHIP QUOTE comes from one of Jesus' parables and deals with spiritual arrogance in prayer.
THE STORY OF THE TAX MAN AND THE PHARISEE
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.”
- Luke 18:9-14
What would Jesus say about our quickness to criticize others and the way they worship - what I call the "us-and-them" factor?
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