Saturday, October 4, 2008

Seeing God pt. 2

The pure in heart...........

Jesus told a story to illustrate...........

"And He also told this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves that they were
righteous, and viewed others with contempt:

'Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer.
The Pharisee stood and was praying thus to himself, 'God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-gatherer. I fast twice a week; I pay my tithes of all that I get.' 
But the tax-gatherer, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!'
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, but he who humbles himself shall be exalted."

Did you recognize the pure in heart?

Grateful for the cleansing fountain!

ps. I will  complete our Beatitude study next week. 
I must chew on the next few verses (promises) a bit.
Scotty and I will be on vacation for a few days. Check back in soon.


Joyful said...

Hi Cheri,
Just got caught up on all I've missed here. Thank you for all these precious reminders - especially about His peace.
Trusting that you and Scotty are having a wonderful holiday.
Love & prayers,

Charlene Kidd said...

Hi Cheri,
I had a minute to check in. I love your post, I am doing a Beth Moore study on Loving Well, that fits right in.