A Sin Worse Than Sin
May 5, 2021
The self-righteous pharisee. He is convinced not only of his own holiness but also of other’s sinfulness. The self-righteous end up alone because they don’t want to be around sinners and sinners don’t want to be around them. And we all are guilty of this sin.
In this video I focus on a key figure from the Gospels, Simon the Pharisee. He doesn’t believe that he has been forgiven much and therefore he doesn’t love much.
A woman, a sinner busts in on a dinner at Simon’s house. She falls at the feet of Jesus, and Simon is appalled. Simon judges her, condemns her– and Jesus for letting her touch him.
We’ve all been there. We snub the person we are jealous of. We don’t invite certain individuals to our gatherings. We judge figures of authority and their motives. We criticize everyone else while neglecting to see our faults. We, like Simon, forget the dirt from which we came. We commit a sin that is worse than sin.
And if we, and Simon remain there, we will be given the harsher judgment. Our Lord says to the measure that you measure, it will be measure out to you.
But that isn’t the end of the story for Simon and it doesn’t have to be the end of the story for us.
In this video you will discover the rest of the story about Simon (It is amazing) and how it applies to you, and how you can begin to conquer playing the pharisee.
Hint: You will never look at Jesus scourging or a crucifix the same again.
A couple of great resource that helps us in this area of self-righteousness:
The Thorn: Seven Surprising Effects of Suffering and Temptation
The Imposter: how Your Perception of God Can Determine Your Eternity