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Self-Righteousness


1. Man is prone to. Pr 20:6; 30:12.

2. Hateful to God. Lu 16:15.

3. Is vain because our righteousness is

a. But external. Mt 23:25-28; Lu 11:39-44.

b. But partial. Mt 23:25; Lu 11:44.

c. No better than filthy rags. Isa 64:6.

d. Ineffectual for salvation. Job 9:30,31; Mt 5:20; Ro 3:20.

e. Unprofitable. Isa 57:12.

4. Is boastful. Mt 23:30.

5. They who are given to

a. Audaciously approach God. Lu 18:11.

b. Seek to justify themselves. Lu 10:29.

c. Seek to justify themselves before men. Lu 16:15.

d. Reject the righteousness of God. Ro 10:3.

e. Condemn others. Mt 9:11-13; Lu 7:39.

f. Consider their own way right. Pr 21:2.

g. Despise others. Isa 65:5; Lu 18:9.

h. Proclaim their own goodness. Pr 20:6.

i. Are pure in their own eyes. Pr 30:12.

j. Are abominable before God. Isa 65:5.

6. Folly of. Job 9:20.

7. Saints renounce. Php 3:7-10.

8. Warning against. De 9:4.

9. Denunciation against. Mt 23:27,28.

10. Illustrated. Lu 18:10-12.

11. Exemplified

a. Saul. 1Sa 15:13.

b. Young man. Mt 19:20.

c. Lawyer. Lu 10:25,29.

d. Pharisees. Lu 11:39; Joh 8:33; 9:28.

e. Israel. Ro 10:3.

f. Church of Laodicea. Re 3:17.