Self-righteousness is the subtle sin of the spirit …

“Self-righteousness is the subtle sin of the spirit. We are so easily trapped into playing God; Substituting our own will for His, our own plans and our own goals for His plans and goals. Pride is one of the ugliest forms of self-centeredness, for it pushes God off His throne and dares to stand in the place of ultimate authority.
So often “spiritual boldness” and “aggressive leadership” is simply a pious cover-up for self-importance. We are enamored with ourselves – our accomplishments, our successful ministries and the world-wide outreach.”

-from p.71 of “A Prophet’s Heart” by Charles Brown.

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