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How Personal Holiness Can Morph into Self-Righteousness

A tale of two prayers

A man sitting in the woods with his head bowed. He is wearing a baseball cap.
Photo by Sorin Gheorghita on Unsplash

In Luke 18, Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Jesus told this story to an audience “who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else” (v. 9, NLT).

It’s a simple tale of two men who went to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax…

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Michael Murray

Michael Murray

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