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September 28, 2008

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:22 am
by millipede
Matthew 7:1-5
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.


- While sitting here trying to think about what to write today someone sent me a message about something I found interesting. They said they thought it was funny how many people say they hate liars but how many people have you met that have not ever lied to you.
It can be quite easy to notice the flaws in other people. I think many of us have a desire to be Holy and to do things right. It is easier to see the flaws in other people because we're not responsible for any change that is necessary. But truth be told we are ALL sinners.
To an extent it is ok to see flaws, or should I say the sins of other people. We do need to hold each other accountable for such things. If we have a friend that is failing miserably in a certain area of their life we Should help them.
The tricky part is to not judge them. We can't look down on other people for their shortcomings especially since we too struggle with sin, and likely the same sins. Do you want people around you looking down on you for each fault you have?
As I mentioned, I do believe it is ok to offer help to others with their trials and their faults. But how can we if it is something that we too struggle with?
We need to remove that board from our own eye before we can be of any real assistance to someone with a speck of dust in theirs.
Seriously... Once you've overcome an obstacle yourself you will be able to see and understand other's much better and offer some real advice they can use instead of just blind judgment.

Father God I pray today that you help me focus on the things that are clouding my own eyes. Help me learn to help others and not judge them.