Through God's Eyes

today's reading.
Luke 18:9-14    He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt...

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Today Luke gives us a close up look at the prayers of a Pharisee (a "religious" man) and a tax collector. And boy, are their prayers ever different. These men highlighted for me that just because we're going through the motions (whatever that motion is--praying, going to church, taking communion, helping in Sunday School), doesn't necessarily equate to having a right heart and attitude. This passage also showed me that whether you and I are a pastor, construction worker, mom, teacher, policeman, you name it, what matters to God is our heart and that we're earnest in our relationship with Him. 

So what did Luke 18:9-14 show you about what pleases God? Did you find any prayer helps from this passage? Tami W

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