Surprise

Re:Verse passage – Luke 18:9-14 (day three)

“Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled.”

Is God interested in comeuppance? Aren’t you? You know that feeling you get when you see some insufferable people get theirs? The German-language word for that feeling is schadenfreude, and that vibe is strong with this parable. I mean, look at this guy. He thought he was so great, and then the cosmic rug gets pulled out from under him. He leaves unforgiven and he doesn’t even know it. It’s such poetic justice. Isn’t it great to know you’re the kind of person that can see how flawed this Pharisee is? Hey, wait a minute. Who exactly is the real Pharisee here?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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