Each of us at any given time in our lives possibly land or stand on the right side of an issue or concern. The kind of spirit we reflect or project in our moments of rightness directly correlates with our level of spiritual maturity or lack thereof. More specifically stated, as Christians just because we are right, it doesn’t give us permission to allow our pride or egos to become self-righteous. God has instructed us to be good stewards of the righteousness he’s afforded us through the sacrifice Christ made at the cross. Just last Sunday we were challenged with being careful of not pointing out evil from a place of moral superiority. It’s a wise thing we do to strive to let go of selfish arguments for the sake of seeking God sized solutions. Proverbs 24:17 states: “Do not gloat when your enemy falls, when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,” Our ability to show grace when others are experiencing the earned results of poor decision making, is where we have the greatest opportunity to reflect the nature and characteristics of Christ. Our desire should be to always encourage one another with the love of Christ even when we witness a fellow believer behave poorly or choose foolishness over faith filled actions. According to Isaiah 64: 6 all of us are unclean and our righteousness are as filthy rags. What keeps us from recognizing our own spiritual short-comings when standing on the right side of an issue from another brother or sister in Christ? In my opinion for what it’s worth it’s Satan; Satan slides in and tells us we have a responsibility and a God given right to correct our brother or sister by holding them accountable to truth. Technically speaking this is right and true, but I’m pretty sure God desires our heart and conscience to be clean, pure, and free from flesh driven or worldly fueled conclusions. So often we become so legalistic and technically efficient we become no earthly or spiritually good. Self-righteousness is over-rated and almost never or ever a foundation to take a stand for the sake of enhancing or advancing the spread of the gospel of which we have all laid claim to do for the cause of Christ our Lord and Savior. So, therefore, remember to stand firm on His righteousness and not that which is your own.