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At the peak of being self-righteous… you see that everyone around you falls short of your expectations, what you see are the mistakes and the things that must be done, you tend to be impatient to people and no matter how you try to be gracious, what keeps on creeping to your senses is what you think would please your eyes and what you think should be.
Then suddenly you are lead to a situation where You yourself falls short of His glory, where You yourself fails and is weak; where You yourself have things to surrender to Him and that there are more times that you chose to disobey than follow; where You see yourself just the same with those whom you see fail, that you’re even worst at times.
This time when you start to feel the shame and realize that you’re already in the wrong track; when you begin to humble yourself and start to wonder how then you will approach God?
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Then here comes these overwhelming words of encouragement:
“ For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
This time when He reminds you that He himself first handedly experienced being tempted and He’s the only one capable of overcoming temptation without sinning and by this… He’s giving you His widely open arms to forgive you, mercily accept you back and graciously enable you to stand again.
Then you’ll understand the depth of his grace and appreciate how unconditional His love is; and that’s what will enable you to extend grace, patience and love to others… unconditionally.