What Would Jesus Undo – Part 4
Pastor Louis Johnson, September 16, 2018
Part 4- Spiritual Pride
(Luke 18:9-12 NASB) And 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. 11 The 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. 12 I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’”
When we are full of ourselves, there is no room for God.
(Luke 18:13-14 NASB )“But 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!’ 14 I 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.”
When we empty ourselves, we are in the perfect position to be filled by God’s grace.
When we empty ourselves, we are in the perfect position to be used by God.
Pride is about my glory; humility is about God’s glory!
(Matthew 5:16) In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.