Rev. Chandler Stokes
A sermon by Rev. Chandler Stokes on Luke 18:9-14. Psalm 51 says that God desires truth in the inward being. Maturity in Christ is to want that truth ourselves. The story of the Pharisee and the Publican from this text in Luke is a plain parable about that truth that God desires: We need the truth in us; we seldom want it; but we need it. The good news is that the truth is always right there, waiting to be acknowledged. God believes in us enough to forgive us and give us a chance to develop wisdom in the inner being, to change and to grow—to mature.