The self-righteous are some of the most dangerous persons in this world. There is nothing more diabolical and duplicitous than a self-righteous person. Before I go any further, let me first say that I myself am guilty of this sin and have found forgiveness in Christ. Let me now go on to say that this is one of the most dangerous sins to commit yet, one of the easiest ones as well.
Self-righteousness is borne in pride which in truth is conceived in ignorance. In our lack of true understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, His love and His mercy, we find ourselves easily judging others while relaxing the measure of judgement for others closest to us – be it family members or loved ones.
Self-righteousness was the first sin to be committed. Satan’s sin was a sin of pride; a sin of considering or esteeming himself more important than others and equal to God. Where is your pride derived? Is it in thinking of yourself more valued than others or one that causes you to reject God and out rightly blaspheme His Word?
My prayer today is that we all make it our daily prayer to search the deepest recesses of our hearts and cauterize any and all forms of pride and self. This can only be done by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit our Counselor. Let pride me and all flesh be crucified daily so that the resurrected power of Jesus may empower us to magnificent signs and wonders.