Verse of the Day
And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” [Luke 18:13 – NKJV]
When Moses asked God what name the Israelites should call Him, He responded, “I AM WHO I AM” (see Exodus 3:14). Have you ever wondered if God is the Great I Am, then who am I? Our Lord and Savior, Jesus, provides the answer in today’s passage. The tax collector (or publican) in Luke 18 is perhaps the best example of a humble person in the entire Bible. Unlike the pompous and proud Pharisee, he refused to approach the Temple or gaze up at Heaven.
Recognizing that he was a sinner, he begged God to have mercy on him. We are no different. I would submit that my name (and maybe yours too) is the “lowly I’m not.” How could it be anything else? God is everything and we are nothing. Give Him all the honor and glory He deserves today! May there be less of us and more of Him, today, and everyday!