The Pharisee and the Publican (Luke 18)

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The Pharisee and the Publican (Luke 18)

Postby EnderGate » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:44 pm

The Pharisee and the Publican

Luke 18:9-14 wrote: 9And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
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Postby DevonR » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:54 pm

I remember reading this... however it seemed a lot more "in-depth."

This was a good one, I can just imagine the pharisee bragging about his cleanliness, saying he's better than the publican, and the publican feeling guilty asking God for forgiveness.
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Postby Arc » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:03 pm

I've seen this in person before, it just makes the person who thinks they stand higher look like a complete jerk.
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