Tuesday, May 3
The Right Approach
think about it.
What did Jesus do to give us access to God (Ephesians 2:13-16)? What does this mean for us as we pray (2:18-21)? How has Jesus brought you peace? In Luke 18, to whom was the second parable directed (18:9)? How do you see their problem illustrated (Luke 18:10-13)? Which person in this parable best reflects your approach to God?
What an example we're given by a "sinner" in Luke 18:9-14. This is the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector and their different approaches to praying. The Pharisee is...well what we'd expect to see from a Pharisee. Suffice it to say, he doesn't provide us with a good example. But then we get to the tax collector. Now we're talking! This is most certainly an example I want to follow.
So what did this parable show you about how to pray? What about the attitude you bring to pray? Was there anything from the tax collector's example that you want to put into practice? Tami W.
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