Home >> Blogs >> Reproaching Yourself

this user is offline now  CurtKlngerman
Send message

Gender: Male
Status: Married
Age: 57 Years

Country: United States

Signup Date: 07/07/2013

  Religion & Philosophy

January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013

Who Gives Kudos:


12:00 PM   [02 Jun 2019 | Sunday]

Reproaching Yourself

 Reproach, disrespect and accusation from others is one thing; but, when it comes from your own heart it’s quite another. When catastrophe struck Job, and his friends came to minister to him as it were, he made a very profound statement: “My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live” (Job 27:6).

   While it’s important to avoid self-righteousness, it is equally important to avoid self-degradation, which goes beyond the stereotypical false humility some like to exhibit. This is downright self-condemnation coupled with self-shame. These ungodly mindsets do not lead to repentance, much less, please God. Furthermore, they do not benefit the individual or the Kingdom. A catastrophe does not necessarily mean there’s a need for repentance. Things happen! In Job’s case, his severe loss and hardship were not the result of sin. It wasn’t something he “deserved.” By the way, be careful about judging others who undergo hardship. We’ve all heard someone say, “He deserved it!” When it gets down to it, we all deserved the wrath of God, but what’s His take on the matter?

   And all things are of God, Who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).

   Casting aspersions on yourself may be a form of self-righteousness, because it is not centered on the true righteousness found in Jesus Christ. Is your sin greater than the Blood? Can your unrighteous acts undo the righteousness of Jesus? Will self-condemnation change things for the better, or even begin to make things up to God? If He decided to forgive you and cleanse you of your sin (see 1 John 1:9), who are you to condemn yourself?

   The way to eliminate condemnation and self-condemnation is simply to stand on the righteousness of Jesus (see 2 Corinthians 5:21). Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Self-degradation along with self-sabotage and destruction do not please God. If you want to please Him or feel the need to “make up for a thing,” do things His way. Repent, receive His forgiveness and live for Jesus. If something goes wrong, do not assume it’s because of sin or that you somehow asked for it. Of course, bad decisions can lead to negative consequences, but bad decisions are not who you are. Ask for wisdom when you lack clarity, and do remember, “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).

- 0 Comments - 0 Kudos - Add comment 

Copyright © 2009 - 2012 True2ourselves. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.