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Feeling self-righteous

The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else’ (Luke 18:11; NLT).

From within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts […] slander, pride and foolishness (Mark 7:21-3; NLT).

Do not judge others, and you will not be judged (Matthew 7:1-2; NLT).

In their pride they seek to crush others (Psalm 73:8; NLT).

I hate pride and arrogance (Proverbs 8:13; NLT).

Human pride will be humbled (Isaiah 2:17; NLT).

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Feeling self-righteous
Shows us we are wrong.

Criticising others
Is the same;

Whilst thinking we know best
For other people

Only proves that we
Have missed their point of view.

Lord,
Please help us to be sensitive
To others,

So we don’t hurt them
Through our pride and scorn.

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