Reflection. The pride of the Pharisee. By Fabian Massa
About Luke 18.9 - 14
9 To some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others , Jesus told this parable : 10 " Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself : 'God, I thank thee that I am not like other men - robbers, evildoers , adulterers-or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get . " 13 Instead, the tax collector , who stood at a distance , would not even raise his eyes to heaven , but beat his breast and said, "Oh God , have mercy on me , a sinner ! "14 "I tell you that this man, rather than , went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled , and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. "Luke 18.9 - 14 , NIV .
- The Pharisees , the top social level .
- The publicans , who were considered worse than any of the sinners ( robbers, evildoers , adulterers )
- The Pharisee prayed with himself , he praised God before thinking it was better than the other in its own right . Without realizing superb sinned , and found no thank God. The tax instead, knowing sinner went home forgiven .
The pride among Pentecostals .
Week 70 is about to begin , how is our heart ?