9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated 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, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (ESV)
Lord, I know I sin and fall short of what I should be. I am trying. I desire to serve you with a pure heart. Please let your Holy Spirit continue to mold me. I never want to be found to have the attitude of the Pharisee. I never want to think that I am more righteous than anyone else. All of my righteousness comes from you. All of anybody's righteousness come from You. To attack someone else, and to say how horrible a child of Yours is, would be attacking Your righteousness. Lord, I am nothing without You!
I will remember that You desire my humility. This means, not comparing my life with others, but looking at You, and knowing that You alone are God, and I am not!
Chasing After Hearts,