Who Justifies Me?

“And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

Why do I spend so much time trying to justify myself before men? Why am I so enamored with looking good? Why do I chase after what is highly esteemed by men, if it is an abomination before God.

It seems that the process of checking my priorities and my motivations is a minute by minute proposition.

Lord, please help me to reject the respectable when it interferes with my love for you. Help me reject the world if I cannot keep from loving it. Help me to seek my approval from You, and not from man.

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