When a person tries to justify his wrong behavior by pointing to the conduct of others, he isn't aiming high enough. This is also true if he patterns himself after someone who gives the Lord only partial obedience. A college student learned this lesson when he was reprimanded by the school president for misbehavior. The young fellow offered this lame excuse for his questionable conduct:
"But, Sir, you'd find it difficult to locate 10 men in this school who wouldn't have done as I did if they had been in my circumstances."
The president replied, "Has it ever occurred to you that you could have been one of those 10?"