Why is it that we so easily see the flaws and the sin committed by others? Why is it that we so easily justify our own sin and blame any of our shortcomings on others? The reason we condemn horizontally, judge horizontally, and justify ourselves horizontally is because we place ourselves on the throne that only God should occupy! When we alone guide our behavior without God, we become blind to consequences and blind to the pain and suffering we will cause ourselves and others. These so-called innocent sins left unchecked and unrepented can crumble your reputation, crumble your life, and crumble your family. When we confess our sin and repent, God is faithful to forgive and cleanse us.