Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
All of a person's ways seem right in his own opinion, but the Lord evaluates the motives.
Now this man Micah owned a shrine. He made an ephod and some personal idols and hired one of his sons to serve as a priest.
1 Samuel 15:13
When Samuel came to him, Saul said to him, "May the Lord bless you! I have done what the Lord said."
I am pure, without transgression; I am clean and have no iniquity.
for he is too proud to recognize and give up his sin.
They say, 'Keep to yourself! Don't get near me, for I am holier than you!' These people are like smoke in my nostrils, like a fire that keeps burning all day long.
You can try to wash away your guilt with a strong detergent. You can use as much soap as you want. But the stain of your guilt is still there for me to see," says the Lord God.
But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.
But Jesus said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in men's eyes, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly prized among men is utterly detestable in God's sight.
The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: extortionists, unrighteous people, adulterers -- or even like this tax collector.
2 Timothy 3:5
They will maintain the outward appearance of religion but will have repudiated its power. So avoid people like these.
All is pure to those who are pure. But to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their minds and consciences are corrupted.
1 John 1:8
If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
Wash away my wrongdoing! Cleanse me of my sin!
Wash! Cleanse yourselves! Remove your sinful deeds from my sight. Stop sinning!
"Oh people of Jerusalem, purify your hearts from evil so that you may yet be delivered. How long will you continue to harbor up wicked schemes within you?
I will sprinkle you with pure water and you will be clean from all your impurities. I will purify you from all your idols.
"In that day there will be a fountain opened up for the dynasty of David and the people of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and impurity.
1 Corinthians 6:11
Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,
1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
and from Jesus Christ -- the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his own blood
There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death.