Luke 18:11 NLT - "The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: 'I thank You, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else...I'm certainly not like that tax collector!'"
We just went through the nastiest presidential race we've seen in decades. Though others have been "mud-slingers" in the past it seems that this year's candidates tried their best to outdo their opponent in focusing on the weaknesses of the other parties nominee. One of the main principles that needs to be retaught to our youth and children, let alone to one another, is that "YOU DON'T IMPROVE YOUR OWN IMAGE BY MAKING YOUR OPPONENT LOOK BAD!" Too many households had to endure the shameful practice of "airing out the other person's bad points with the hopes you will look 'better than that!'" That's what the Pharisee did in our Daily Verse.
A Christian needs to learn humility. Focus on your own failures and seek to learn from them. People respect that kind of honesty. Pointing out someone else's faults doesn't give people a good reason to be impressed with you! Actually, another great verse explains the "other side" of this. (See tomorrow's Daily Verse!)
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