Christ humbled Himself to exalt you

Sermon for Wednesday August 31, 2022

Our text for today’s meditation comes from the Gospel reading which you heard just moments ago, these words:
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
Why was the Pharisee praying the way he was praying in our text this morning?
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The sacrifice of thanksgiving comes from grateful hearts

This week’s readings proclaim the difference, as seen from God’s all-knowing vantage point, between true God-pleasing worship as a response to His gifts and God-rejected worship that people attempt to give to God to move Him to act upon that which humans will, desire and covet. The readings declare God’s desires that His people, you, would worship Him in Spirit and Truth. The readings condemn mere outward religious acts, no matter how well they are performed. … click on the title above for more