A SIGHT OF SELF

from Spurgeon's, "A SIGHT OF SELF"


"all our righteous acts are like filthy rags..." Isaiah 64:6

There is sin in our prayers- they need to be prayed over again.
There is filth in the very tears that we shed in penitence.
There is sin in our very holiness.
There is unbelief in our faith.
There is hatred in our very love.
There is the 'slime of the serpent' upon
the fairest flower of our garden.

I am sure when the soul is convinced of sin it will look upon
'self-righteousness' as the most detestable lie that ever was
forged by hell; and it will regard all 'self-confidence' as the
most frightful delusion and deception into which the soul can fall.

Trust in our 'doings', brethren? If our 'best works' are bad,
and so bad that they are as filthy rags, what must our 'bad works' be?

"all our righteous acts are like filthy rags..." Isaiah 64:6




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