The past few days have been spent studying and praying about self-righteousness. It can be subtle or blatant, but it can be seen through as erroneous thinking. Recently, when visiting with a friend who was telling me of hurt feelings and praying though sensitivity, immediately I saw that she was thinking she was humanly right! Lovingly, I pointed this out to her since I have certainly done the same thing, we both agreed that was breaking the first commandment “Thou shalt have no other God beside me.” Even while discussing symptoms of a disease one may think he has the right to complain. Often we even become defensive about symptoms!
Whether we are talking about self-pity, self-righteousness, self-justification, self-condemnation or any other self……., shouldn’t we address this, refute it and replace it with God is the only power there is? God is our Health, Supply, Shepherd, Guide and the only Cause there is. Isaiah 43:1 reads “But now this is what the Lord says–He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.'” Self is just ego and needs to be corrected immediately.