During Lent God calls us to give up our sin. His pointed attacks against the sins that beset his people help us put off the attitudes and actions of our sinful nature. His perfect righteousness as our substitute assures us that we are right with God and empowers us in godly living. This week Jesus attacks the type of self-righteousness that causes us to turn up our noses at “sinners.” We are easily tempted to believe that we are all saved by God’s grace until that grace reaches someone we think doesn't deserve it. Then self-righteousness rears its ugly head. Humbling ourselves before God will lead us to celebrate every time a lost sinner is found.