by Paul Tautges | September 20, 2012 8:54 am
Over the past month, or so, I have been addressing the problem of Pharisaism–the self-righteous attitudes and thinking that every one of us as sinners battle to one degree or another. This blogging emphasis has been sparked by my reading of Extreme Righteousness: Seeing Ourselves in the Pharisees. Rightly so, the author wraps up his book by taking us to a key New Testament passage of Scripture in order to direct our attention to six keys to unlock the prison of self-righteousness that, ultimately, if not repented of, reveals the absence of true salvation.
Since our justification is based upon a righteousness outside of ourselves–the righteousness of Jesus Christ (2 Cor 5:21)–genuine conversion requires the relinquishing of confidence in any righteousness of our own. That is the apostle Paul’s main point in his own conversion testimony, which we find in Philippians 3:7-9. Let’s look at the whole context.
Read Philippians 3. Then think through these 6 exhortations.
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