Matt DuPlessie challenged us (August 19, 2012) to examine our hearts and motives from Jesus’ parable of the two men praying in the temple (Luke 18:9-14). He talked about the easy judgment we make on the publicity-seeking Pharisee with our own prayer “Thank you that I am not like those smug Pharisees.”
And that exposes our own pride. As Matt talkedvery personally about his own battle with ever-present pride, I could hear God talking to me. And the challenge to submit my own pride to God, to humble myself before God.
Thanks Matt for speaking God’s truth and reminding us that like that chest-beating Publican, God is looking for the humble of heart…
Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. – Matthew 5:3
Only by grace,