The difference between me and a prostitute or a thief is that their struggles are more obvious than the Christian, but in reality I am in need of God’s grace as much as they are. And until we recognize that we will be like the self-righteous, proud Pharisees. Never look down on someone, because God had every right to look down on us, but instead He humbled Himself and became one of us, even lowered to the point where we looked down on Him and spat on His innocent face. Oh the depth of God’s love and grace!
“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.” – Isaiah.64:6
“”God opposes the proud, but shows favor to the humble.”
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” – 1Peter.5:5b-6