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What is the believing heart’s attitude toward sin? It is sorry and counts on God for mercy (which He gives through Christ Jesus).

BibleGateway: Luke 18:9-14

ESV Text: Luke 18:9-14

KJV Text:

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     9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 321:
O Faithful God, Thanks Be to Thee

— Organ Audio

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1. O faithful God, thanks be to Thee 
Who dost forgive iniquity. 
Thou grantest help in sin’s distress, 
And soul and body dost Thou bless. 

2. Thy servant now declares to me: 
“Thy sins are all forgiven thee. 
Depart in peace, but sin no more 
And e’er My pardoning grace adore.” 

3. O Lord, we bless Thy gracious heart, 
For Thou Thyself dost heal our smart 
Through Christ, our Savior’s precious blood, 
Which for the sake of sinners flowed. 

4. Give us Thy Spirit, peace afford 
Now and forever, gracious Lord. 
Preserve to us till life is spent 
Thy holy Word and Sacrament.