Are we prideful if we think this could never be me? Sadly, yes. That is the personification of pride. In so doing, we become like the Pharisee who prayed, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, crooked, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.” – Luke 18:11 NASB
Any good thing we do, or any wickedness from which we abstain, is purely a measure of God’s unmerited grace toward us. We are fallen and He is mindful of our fragility. There, but for the grace of God, go I is universal.
In this instance, Dr. Strachan has demonstrated callous disregard by selectively applying this truth. In all candor, he’s not alone. It is the practice of many involved in “Online Victim Advocacy” to engage in selective application. To hear them tell it, men are unequivocally guilty and women are eternally innocent victims. Indeed, we all want to portray ourselves as better than we truly are. We’re experts in self-righteousness. Too often we have a right and just cause, but a sinful, self-righteous method.
Proverbs 20:10 NASB tells us that, “Differing weights and differing measures, both of them are abominable to the LORD.” This speaks to unrighteous, unbalanced, unfair judgment. When we’re quick to condemn, or quick to absolve, we engage in differing weights and measures.
Is it prideful to say, that would never happen to me? There, but for the grace of God, go I.