Read Genesis 42 today.

​Genesis 42:3, 6-11 NIV
[3] Then ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. [6] Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the person who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. [7] As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. “Where do you come from?” he asked. “From the land of Canaan,” they replied, “to buy food.” [8] Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him. [9] Then he remembered his dreams about them and said to them, “You are spies! You have come to see where our land is unprotected.” [10] “No, my lord, ” they answered. “Your servants have come to buy food. [11] We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies. ”
As I read this chapter, there were a couple of things that I noted. The first is that Joseph’s brothers were scoundrels. This is not an unusual thing to find in the Bible. The people were real people. They had positive and negative characteristics. They had flaws. God chooses to work in and through people, even those with flaws.
The second thing is that Joseph’s brothers referred to themselves as ‘honest men’ in verse 11. It is a little ironic they would make that statement to Joseph, the person they sold into slavery and about whom they lied to their father. This is a common characteristic of people. We have a tendency to overlook our own flaws and think of ourselves as ‘basically good’.
So, two thoughts: do not overlook someone (even yourself) merely because that person has flaws. God does not overlook them, and we should not do so either. The second is to honestly examine ourselves, not considering ourselves better or worse than we are.