Pride Destroys Relationships
Conquering Stress, Anxiety And Fear: Parables Of Jesus (Series)
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
The Pharisee could see the sins of others but not his own sins.
Do you see the faults of others before seeing your own?
13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
The tax collector was humbled in prayer while the Pharisee was boasting.
14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
The Pharisee went home a worse man than when he had come, but the tax collector went home forgiven.
Justified means “declared righteous.”
It also means that God no longer keeps a record of our sins.
Pride destroys relationships. Are there any relationships that need help repair in your life?