A Tale of Two Prayers
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 (NRSVue)
Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector is about two prayers and two pray-ers. We see how not to pray and how to pray. Once again, Jesus’ counterintuitive wisdom shines through: we’re right, when we realize we’ve got it all wrong. The Pharisee thought he was all good, when he wasn’t. The tax collector thought he was in a bad place, but he was the one in God’s good graces. All who exalt themselves will be humbled. All who humble themselves will be exalted. Trust in God, not in yourself. Don’t “write off” those who are “written in” by God. Excluding others puts us in danger of excluding ourselves from God. Find out more about the prayer God loves and the attitude he loves in his children.
October 23, 2022
Bible Study – “A Tale of Two Prayers” (Luke 18:9-14 NRSVue)
Sermon Art – “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector” from a Picture Bible, French (St. Omer), c.1190-1200, The Hague, Koninklijk Bibliotheek
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