8If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (1John 1)
Obviously, everyone makes mistakes. Apparently, everone is flawed. However, there are times in our lives when we deny the fact that we are wrong, in a particular circumstances, at a specific time. We blame others, point the finger at everyone but ourselves. In our pride, we really believe or at least we really try to convince ourselves that we are not at fault. How could we be??
The fact of the matter is that our pride sometimes makes it difficult for us to discern between prideful sin and righteousness. Our pride makes our sin look good. With justifications and explanations and reasons and the rest, we endeavor to cover our tracks, but it never quite goes away. It only gets worst.
In deceiving ourselves, we lack the truth of God. We have to get real. Is what we're doing prideful sin or purity driven? Who does it benefit? Who does it hurt? Who does it glorify?