October 8, 2023
Self-Righteousness: A Silent Killer
It is easy to read the end of Romans 1 and think, "Yeah, go those ungodly and wicked people, Paul!" And then you turn to Romans 2. In Romans 2 Paul goes after the self-righteous person who is equally defiant to the gospel. Self-righteousness is dangerous. Deadly. It is a silent killer because it leaves its suspect thinking they are righteous because of their externals all the while living with a dead heart inside. We must reject a facade of righteousness of our own making and receive the righteousness of Christ that comes by faith. This message serves as a "self-righteous detector" in our life to turn us to the righteousness found in the hope of the gospel.