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Pure in His Own Eyes

July 18, 2015

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Pure  in His Own Eyes

It seems that  everybody and his dog  is sure  that they are right  in all  that they think,  do,  and say.     In spite of obvious wrongs,  people will proclaim  their own supposed  goodness,  fairness,  and kindness  in all their dealings  and speaking.     They feign  being indignant  at any hint  of their possible arrogance,  corruption,  lack of understanding,  and cruelty.

That is why Proverbs 30:12  says,

There is a kind  who is pure  in his own eyes,
Yet is not washed  from his filthiness.

What if we might be one of these  not washed  ones?     Do we find ourselves looking down  on others  for any reason  —  be it income level,  job level,  age,  or anything  of that sort?     Do we imagine ourselves better than others  —  more intelligent  —  more modern  and in the flow  of today’s life styles  —  so that we rather despise others?

If we were  to be truly honest  —  right down  to the nitty-gritty  —  could we really say  we are  “pure”  in all our ways?     Honest honesty  would have to admit  a very sinful nature  in desperate need  of God’s forgiveness  through Christ Jesus.

So,  the question might be,  “Does one really want  to be  ‘washed from his filthiness’“?     If one is too blind  to see  his own sins,  he will not have a desire  to be  “washed from his filthiness”.     That sort of arrogant blindness  proudly refuses  to admit  any sin  —  which leads  to eternal condemnation.

When Peter tells us  about our need  for humility  in honestly serving one another  in a godly manner,  he says  in 1 Peter 5:6,

Therefore,  humble yourselves  under the mighty hand  of God,  that He may exalt you  at the proper time.

And James 4:6  says,

But He gives a greater grace.     Therefore it says,  “God is opposed  to the proud,  but gives grace  to the humble.”

As we humbly  serve one another,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your gracious forgiveness  in Christ.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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