TRUSTING IN SELF
“All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but . . .” (Prov 16:2 NIV).
“Obsession with self is a dead end. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God. That person ignores who God is and what he is doing” (Rom 8:6-8 MSG).
“Mortification from a self-strength carried on by ways of self-invention, unto the end of a self-righteousness is the soul and substance of all false religion” John Owen (ref#244, p84).
“Some people are pure in their own eyes, but . . .” (Prov 30:11-12 NLT).
“There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, But . . .” (Prov 14:12 AMP).
“You declare yourselves just and upright, but . . .” (Luke 16:15 AMP).
“We may think we are doing the right thing, but . . .” (Prov 21:2 CEV).
“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps” (Prov 16:9 ESV).
“[D]o not follow your own heart and your own eyes” (Num 15:39 NASB).
“Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And clever in their own sight” (Isa 5:21 NASB)!
“He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident fool” (Prov 28:26 AMPC).
“Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are” (Prov 3:7 GNT).
“You have plowed iniquity; you have reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way” (Hosea 10:13 ESV).
“There are those who are clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth” (Prov 30:12 ESV).
“Where there is hatred of sin, there is grief and dissatisfaction with self” John Calvin (ref#164, Aug 22nd).