Kitchen Table Devotions
And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
Self-justification often shows up as self-condemnation. We can’t let it fool us, it will take us directly to religion rather than a relationship with the Father. It’s not who we are but who He is and it’s not what we think but what He knows that matters. No one tells Him who and how to love. And we don’t want to try to feel good by feeling bad about who we are and what we’ve done. It makes the conversation all about us, not Him. There’s a place for feeling bad but we don’t want to live there. We want to let godly sorrow stir us to godly steps toward the Father.