Jesus had a few confrontations with the Pharisees… in one he told them that outwardly they were righteous but inwardly full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Cutting words to hear for religious people.
Here’s the thing though, …there’s things on the inside that the Lord needs to deal with in all us.
It’s impossible to think we have “arrived.” The moment we think we have is the moment we risk aiming those cutting words straight at our hearts.
Our security is knowing we haven’t arrived yet, we’re constantly in need of His grace and strength at work in our lives.
The wisdom of God… to perfect us in weakness for our own good so that pride and self righteousness doesn’t take root.
- Mark Saunders