A person who is truly righteous looks to God for approval. A self-righteous person looks no farther than himself.
This is why it’s not enough to just “do right” according to our own standards. If we do what is right in our own eyes, what good is that? Our view is obviously self-centered – no matter how “objective” we try to make it. We must therefore do what is right in God’s eyes. That’s the only objective standard, because He is the only one capable of being truly objective.
Besides, being around a righteous person is a pleasant experience while being around a self-righteous person can be miserable. There’s a world of difference.
Continually submit your conscience to God. It’s the only way to keep it calibrated.
Bible notes on this post.
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