No Offense - Part Three - Being Right

Sunday, May 12, 2024


Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: I thank you, God, that I am not like other peoplecheaters, sinners, adulterers. Im certainly not like that tax collector! I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income. 

But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner. I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. 

Luke 18:914 (NLT)  

Jesus wasn't just concerned about RIGHT and WRONG; 

He was also concerned about PRIDE and HUMILITY. 

We don't change people by judging them, but by loving them. 

HUMBLE Yourself (or BE humbled) 

BOTTOM LINE: Jesus didnt call us to only be RIGHT. He called us to be LOVING. 

CHALLENGE: Do I have my own thank God Im not like them list? And if so, whos on it?