What’s My Motive?

During my morning run the Spirit led me to a disturbing reality–I often use truth for the express purpose of “being right.”

What an ugly, self-righteous motive.  The word of God is a sword with the power to separate soul from spirit.  It should not be used to exalt myself or condemn others, it is designed for a divine purpose–to reveal the love and justice of God.  Honesty is only virtuous when delivered with love.

LORD God, I desire to repent from this destructive behavior.  Guard my heart with your love, fill me with a spirit of compassion and help me to glorify your great name.  Awaken me to my identity as a son.  In Jesus’ name.

Zechariah 3:1-4
“Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.
 The Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan!  The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you!  Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?”

Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel.  The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.”  Then he said to Joshua, “See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.”

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