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.