Read 1 Corinthians 15
Of all the things that kept me from church were those whom I felt had a “holier than thou” attitude.
Being on this side of church, I understand now that this was not a fair and accurate judgement.
I haven’t yet been accused of a holier attitude, but I have had those looking to me for advise or leadership.
Paul had the same issues. He had those who despised and hated him because he persecuted early Christians, imprisoning them.
He also had those who looked to him as a substitute for Jesus.
Paul answered both in his first letter to the church at Corinth.
“For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.” – 1 Corinthians 15:9
Paul, who wrote most of the New Testament, felt he was the least worthy.
In fact, I have found that the closer you get to God, the lower you feel. If anyone feels better than someone else, I dare say they have strayed so far from God that they think themselves more important than God.
Jesus said that whatever you do to the lowest of mankind, you do to Him as well:
“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'” – Matthew 25:40
Where do you fall? How well do you think of yourself. I think my coworker said it best when he said, “Any self worth is inflated.” Be confident, treat your body as a temple, but when you start thinking you are better than others, spend some time with God and be humbled…