September 22, 1991
Danger lies down the road of religious self-assurance. Alistair Begg warns us against this peril by comparing the Pharisee and tax collector from Jesus’ parable in Luke 18. The Pharisee prayed for self-glory and received condemnation; the tax collector, meanwhile, prayed for mercy and received justification. His example displays how we must approach God: empty of self-righteousness, so that we might be filled with His mercy.