“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags…”
I remember memorizing this verse in Awana when I was younger. But yesterday, when it was mentioned in church, I realized this: our righteous acts are like filthy rags.
For some reason, every time I have read this or studied it or what not, I always thought it said our sins were as filthy rags. Perhaps I even memorized it with the correct wording, but I understood it as my sin being polluted offerings.
Which, my sins are filthy, yes. But my righteous deeds–the best thing I’ve got–still these, too, are merely disgusting rags.
It’s caused me to consider this from a much different perspective.
A very humbling perspective.