“We work ourselves up into a state of self-righteous indignation over the disgraceful behavior of other people, while the very same behavior seems not nearly so serious when it is ours, rather than theirs.”  John Stott, The Message of Romans

“Condemning others while excusing ourselves is what allows us to hang onto both our self-righteousness and our sin. We can feel good about ourselves while indulging in what makes us feel good. All the while, Paul says, ‘you are condemning yourself.’”  Tim Keller, (Romans 1-7 ESV) For You

Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.  (1 Corinthians 4:5 ESV)

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.  (2 Corinthians 5:10 ESV)


Self-righteous Indignation •  Weekly Spiritual Checkup • May 29, 2016

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