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If righteousness is right-standing with God, then self-righteousness must be it's greatest enemy.
In the story of Job, we find an interesting illustration of how self-righteousness evolves and opens the door to the enemy in our lives. Job had strong convictions and he wasn't afraid to stand by them, yet his friend eventually asked, Do you think this is right? Do you say, My righteousness is more than God's?
And in a surprise visit, the Lord appears and asks His own questions: Why do you confuse the issue? Why do you talk without knowing what you re talking about? The Bible is clear. God is addressing Job here, no one else. But wait—isn't Job the same man God calls "blameless"? What happened? Is it possible what God meant and what man has interpreted for centuries are two different things?...
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