The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Scripture: Luke 18:9-14, Mark 2:17

Topics: God's Wrath, Good Works, Humility, Mercy, Pride, Salvation, Self Righteousness

In Luke 18, Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector, pointing us to his mercy from which we draw our confidence and security. When we draw our confidence from our own ability and accomplishments, we become prideful; but when we draw our confidence from God’s mercy that covers our sin, we are freed from performing and are driven back to the gospel again and again.