The Separation of Church and Hate


November 1, 2020


To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Luke 18:9-14)


3 Ways To Grow In Your Humility:


1) Remember that nobody is perfect.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)


It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Luke 5:31-32)


“Whatever we try to cover up, God uncovers. Whatever we try to uncover, God covers up.” –Ed Young, Jr.


My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. (Psalm 51:17)


Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? (1 Chronicles 17:16)


2. Embrace the art of self-forgetfulness. 


3. I am 3rd.

“Gentleness is what humility looks like in public.”—Dr. Bryan Loritts


As you grow in your successes, grow in your humility.

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