I need never forget that I am a hypocrite by nature. I tend to consider the things I approve of as moral and the things I disapprove of as immoral. When I do, I become a law unto myself.
I am NOT a law unto myself, nor is any other person. God’s moral standards exist out of myself. God’s moral law for man is explained in the Bible. And I need to know what is righteous and unrighteous, not by what I deem or others deem suitable. The moral law is not in man’s opinion or whim for the day.
I need a moral standard outside of myself. God declares what is true, what is honorable, what is pure…(Phil 4:8).
The one thing that I can count on is being a hypocrite. But it doesn’t matter what I think. God’s Word established a moral standard by which man will be judged- not anyone’s opinion or orientation. I cast my hypocrisy at the feet of the cross, confess, repent and believe Jesus. One’s belief about Jesus will determine where one spends eternity.
Man’s standards will not judge us. Therefore, let us never forget who is holy.
I AM a law unto myself,
a force of nature born and bred,
not to live upon a shelf,
but doing what might make me dead,
like leaping from a gabled roof
with flexed knees and a grin;
safe landing is my living proof
that I am born to win.
My wife no longer rolls her eyes,
nor cries into her beer,
and it should be no surprise
that she daily makes it clear
that though she can’t control my fate,
my life insurance’s up to date.
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The Holy One is our only judge!
Just stopped by from FMF #34
we ALL fall short, every one of us. Thank God for His Handbook for life and mostly I thank God for Jesus, who IS my righteousness.