Climbing the ladder of His will: Pharisee and Tax collector

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Pharisee and Tax collector

In the parable of the tax collector and the pharisee, we see God's mercy on the tax collector but not the other. Why? This tax collector had probably done more recognizable wicked things than the pharisee, but why does God still forgive him? Even if the pharisee had kept the sabbath and done all the things he said, he still had the worst sin left. Unbelief. We never think of it that way do we? Unbelief is impossible to be made up for, we can't do enough to cover it up.


At 2:32 PM, Blogger Katherine said...

yes this is true. also the pharisee was full of pride. he was praying in the public places for people to see him. the tax collector was humbled and broken over his sin. he saw his sin and ugliness in the sight of God and cried to him for mercy. the pharisee trusted in his own good works to gain favor in God's sight.


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