Mark 10: 17-18
And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.
One of the greatest mistakes men do is to see themselves as good. Jesus speaking to the rich young man said: “No man is good except God”. The flesh has no good thing, no act of righteousness can be done by man to qualify him Holy before a Holy God. For this reason, Jesus came to fulfill Gods righteous requirement in us. Through Jesus, you can now stand boldly and declare “I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST”. Paul speaking in Ephesians 2: 8-9 says ” 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast“.
Dear friend, do you consider yourself better than your brother in any way? you must humbly ask God for help to overcome self-righteousness. Like needle stuck in the skin, self-righteousness causes discomfort to your spiritual growth. Most times people struggling with this will think they are growing in faith while they are gradually heading to destruction.
Romans 10: 1-4
Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. 3 Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4 Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
So, therefore, let us submit ourselves to God and flee from establishing our own righteousness.
Lord Jesus, my righteousness is YOU. Teach me how to boost in you and nothing else, help me to see others the way you see them and teach me to pray for their salvation instead of judging them. Amen.