A self-righteous man once boasted to a Christian friend of his, “You know, John, I’m not such a bad fellow. There are many worse than I!”
His friend replied, “Paul, you are measuring yourself by the wrong standard. You measure yourself by the harlots & drunkards & you feel quite satisfied by comparison. But go & measure yourself alongside Jesus Christ & see how you make out.”
The life of the Lord Jesus shows us how crooked & defiled our own lives really are. It is no wonder God says, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10)
- John Phillips - (ministry127.com)
"Self-righteousness is the devil's masterpiece to make us think well of ourselves." - Thomas Adams.
Rom 4:3 (GNB): The scripture says, "Abraham believed God, and because of his faith God accepted him as righteous."