Pure but Unclean…

Read: Proverbs 30-31
Marked: Proverbs 30:12, [There is] a generation [that is] pure in its own eyes, [Yet] is not washed from its filthiness.

We are certainly living in a generation that is pure in its own eyes. Cancel culture is in full swing. Sadly, why is it we can see, so clearly, sin in others, but not in ourselves?

Tearing down statues, renaming streets or buildings, and protests might make some feel better, but if we believe we are pure we might want to first consider our own thoughts, words, and actions.

God calls us each to account and apart from God’s divine cleansing of our sin we are left wanting. Pointing out the sins of another doesn’t absolve us of our own depravity. Self-righteousness was condemned by Jesus.

Do we have eyes to see with and ears to hear with? Unless we look at ourselves first before we condemn another we are being hypocrites revealing our own pride.

We will find no justification from God because God resists the proud and only gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5).


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