Realizing God's work in us is a process that leads to humility, and toward a life of kindness. When we recognize only our rightness in the eyes of the law, that is when conceit and self-righteousness can take hold. Because of how God saved us, through his grace and sacrifice alone, there is no room for us to boast, save in the death and resurrection of Christ. Our righteousness did not save us. God did, totally and completely of his own volition and ability. So often, those people I know and look up to as truly spiritually mature are people who I would say are some of the kindest people I know. That is because when they see others who fail, they don't simply think "Well they should know better, like I do." Rather, they see the good work God has done in themselves, and the potential of what He can do for the other person. They see with God's understanding rather than their own. Too often I find myself concerned with being right, with pointing out the mistakes of others to make myself feel more competent. Lord, I know that I am so far from perfect, and that's okay because my salvation depends on you, not my being right! Forgive me for my unkindness. Forgive me for not striving to see others with your eyes. Show me how to be humble, understanding, and truly kind to my companions on this journey of life. Give me the peace and security that comes from resting in who YOU are and in the promises you have made for my life. I know you have good things for me. Thank you for loving me despite all of my foolishness and selfishness. You are so kind, and so gracious to me. Thank you.
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