Holier Than Thou

Many people do not suspect that the phrase “holier than thou” comes from the Bible.  God spoke these words through Isaiah the prophet.  He was making the point that people were thinking religious practices were what He wanted from them, when what He really wanted was for people to treat Him and each other right.

A person with a “holier than thou” attitude divides people into two groups:  good people and bad people.  While God certainly notices our behavior – in fact, far more than any of us do – He does not divide people into two groups.  He knows that everyone has fallen short of His standard of perfection.  He also knows that just because a person was obedient today does not mean that he will be obedient tomorrow. 

Don’t try to associate with any group that considers itself more holy than others.  Rather, associate with Jesus Christ.  He is the source of true holiness.  Your faith in Him will cause you to share in His holiness.  And remember this is not a “once-and-done” transaction; walk with Him every day.

The purpose of this blog is to provide information about Jesus to those who want to hear about Him without having to join something.

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One Response to Holier Than Thou

  1. Susanne Schuberth (Germany) says:

    Deep spiritual insights in only a few words, Mike. Kudos! 🙂

    It may seem cliché when I say that I’m anything but perfect, but I know it’s true because I see it everyday and it would be too hard to fake it. Nonetheless, our eyes could feast on creation’s masterpiece of perfection that can’t get anymore perfect than it already is:

    “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.“ (Col 1:15)

    “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (2 Cor 3:18)

    And thus we can be perfected in love (1 Jn 4:12, 17-18), too.

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