Parable #13: The Posture Matters
Parables082723am | THE POSTURE MATTERS | Luke 18:9-14
Relationships can be MESSY! LISTEN, ANY TIME YOU HAVE PEOPLE…
YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS.
It is because of relationships that the Lord Jesus tells us this parable. This is a story about a Pharisee and a Publican. PHARISEE’S were members of an ancient Jewish sect, distinguished by strict observance of the traditional and written law, and commonly held to have pretensions to superior sanctity; very self-righteous person; a hypocrite. PUBLICANS were despised Jews who collaborated with the Roman Empire. Because they were best known for collecting tolls or taxes, they are commonly described as tax collectors. One prideful; the other humble; One self satisfied; the other unsatisfied.
Let’s look at the two characters He calls out as the subjects of this parable.