You added a note on Luke 18:9-17 NASB
1. Arrogance of so-called (humility) God looks on the heart. People who trust themselves for their righteousness. At the same time, viewing others with contempt. Thinking they are better than others.
Luke 18:11. Titus 3:5 gives us the understanding of how we need to stand.
2. Luke 18:13-14, God be mercy on me a sinner. Seek the depths of heart and realize we are to judge ourselves by the standard of Jesus.
3. Maturity of the childlike. Luke 18:15-17. Unless we become like children, we cannot enter the Kingdom of God. Lord, help us always understand we have to be reliant on You alone for our entrance to heaven.
Luke 18:9-17 NASB1995
9And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: 10“Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’ 13But the tax collector, 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!’ 14I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.” 15And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them. 16But Jesus called for them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
Notes taken at Surfside Pres
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