Dear Lord, help us to come before You with open hearts, that You may cleanse us from the inside out. And help us to live as You did—with pure and true motives.
Matthew 23:26, 28
Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
2 Corinthians 10:12
Oh, don’t worry, I wouldn’t dare say that I am as wonderful as these other men who tell you how good they are! Their trouble is that they are only comparing themselves with each other and measuring themselves against their own little ideas. What stupidity!
Heavenly Father, help us not just to talk of Your Word, but to live by Your Word.
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.