“Who say, ‘Keep to yourself, do not come near me, for I am holier than you!’ These are smoke in My nostrils, a fire that burns all the day. “Behold, it is written before Me, I will not keep silent, but I will repay; I will even repay into their bosom,” (Isaiah 65:5-6)
Many are the ones who think themselves holy and above reproach and they are as a stench to the Lord. The Lord desires mercy, not sacrifice. Trust in what the Lord says. Do not lean on Your own understanding, nor believe that what You have done is anything. Compare yourself to Christ and You will find that You need Him and what He has done. There is no room for boasting in your deeds.
Lord, I hate it in others and I do not want to be one who boasts. Help me learn from You how to be humble and walk simply in Your ways knowing that only You are able to save me. Let me not be as those who smugly walk around determining for others how they ought to behave. Guide me humbly in the ways You have established from old and guide along Your paths that You have set out before me.
Lord Jesus, You who are the One through whom all things have their being. Guide me in the way You have established and keep me from walking any other way. Help me to not lean upon myself or what I have done, but to walk humbly in Your example before You always. Lead me to simply do what You would have me do and trust in Your leading to guide me along those paths that are pleasing to the Father. Amen.