How to avoid being self righteous…

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”
— Thomas á Kempis

self righteousness

Use exactly the same standard in either exonerating or blaming others that you do when exonerating or blaming yourself… And there is only one standard for righteousness that matters to The Almighty, His standard… JESUS CHRIST      —Editor 
I Corinthians 11:31 (ISV)
… But if we judged ourselves correctly, we would not be judged…
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II Corinthians 13:5 (King James 2000 Bible)
… Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, unless you are counterfeits?
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Mark 12:28-29 (NIV)
… One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
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Luke 23:47 (NIV)
… The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”

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Mark 10:18 (NLT) Even Christ Himself observes the proper chain of command…
… “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good”…

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