Holy or Holier Than Thou?

How many are familiar with the “holier than thou” attitude? The “holier than thou” attitude means placing yourself on a pedestal as if you can’t fall off at any time. It means passing judgment on everything and everybody else.. It is wearing convictions like a crown and condemning others who don’t share the same thoughts and ideas as you do. It means demanding respect but hardly ever giving it. It means twisting Bible verses to support your own opinions and behavior. It means driving people away. I have come across many who say that they don’t go to church because too many Christians act like they don’t have faults and are always doing and saying overbearing things. As Christians, let’s pay close attention to how we interact with others. We shouldn’t be judging or offending others. We must practice humility and not pride. HOLY and HOLIER THOU ART are two different roads. Being HOLY produces humility, gentleness, kindness and self-control. Being HOLIER THAN THOU produces arrogance, pride and self-righteousness. Which road are you on? “Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother” (Romans 14:13).

-Author Stacy Lynn Montgomery

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