Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lent ~ Day Twelve


{Psalm 51:2 - Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.}

We are all sinners...and we must confess, ask for forgiveness, and we will be forgiven...

{Luke 18: 9-14 - To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: 

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

The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.

I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ 

“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.’    

“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”}

Trish at A House Upon the Rock is hosting a Lenten Meme, 40 Days of Seeking Him.  If you plan to blog through Lent, please link up!


 

4 comments:

Our Village is a Little Different

Isn't it amazing how well simple parables make things so clear?

Our Homeschool Reviews

I agree.

Tracy

Great parable and reflection. May you continue to have a blessed Lent and thanks for sharing this post on NOBH!

Trish

Thank you for sharing this parable. It is a great one for us - how easy to judge...when in reality we are all tax collectors.

Blessings,
Trish

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