To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else,...For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” - Luke 18:9,14
Dear Lord, so often I see my salvation as something that happened to me in the distant past. It's like I live as though I used to need grace, but now, well, I have grown so much and learned so much that I just need a little help with this or that problem, especially the problem of getting everyone else to be as good as me. Ha Ha. What a foolish thought! I need your redeeming, saving grace today just as much as the day I first received it. Oh, Jesus, save me today and every day from the silly selfish way I struggle with pet sins, especially the sin of self-righteousness.
"Perhaps before you start confessing your sins you should start by confessing your self-righteousness." - Paul David Tripp