Most of us can become indignant and even outraged at the wrong time over the wrong issue. If it is not the wrong issue it could still be the wrong time.
That’s when it looks like self-righteousness.
If you want to be protective of something, here it is: Never let anything keep you from worshipping God.
“Then Pharaoh called for Moses. ‘Go and worship the LORD,’ he said. ‘But let your flocks and herds stay here. You can even take your children with you.’ ‘No,’ Moses said, ‘we must take our flocks and herds for sacrifices and burnt offerings to the LORD our God. All our property must go with us; not a hoof can be left behind. We will have to choose our sacrifices for the LORD our God from among these animals. And we won’t know which sacrifices he will require until we get there.'” (Exodus 10:24-26)
The word that stands out in those verses is Moses’ “no”.
Know when to say, “no.”
When you have spent yourself in God’s presence, you have energy left only for Him, and His purposes.