God is going to give you more than you asked for
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
It can become very easy to point out other people’s flaws and shortcomings, instead of focusing on the areas in our lives that require improvement. Jesus spoke against this behavior, adamantly. As Christians, we aren’t to be self-righteous, seeking to point out other people’s mistakes and becoming blind to our own. We are to be humble – even when correcting people – and realize that just as someone has made a mistake, we are very capable of doing the same thing.
Dear God, I pray that I will never become the type of person who takes delight in pointing out people’s flaws. I know that I have my own things I need to deal with and I will never compare my problems with someone else’s problems. I pray that I ay be loving in times where I need to correct someone, always remembering that no one is perfect and we are all overcoming issues in our lives. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen
Thought for Today
Life doesn’t allow us to be correct, brave and consistent all the time. But when people share their fears, we need to share our courage with them. A generous person will always prosper for he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Let your heart beat for others.
Did you know that John the Baptist dressed like Elijah the Tishbite did? They wore a dress of hair and around the waist a leather belt. (Matthew 3:4) (2 Kings 1:8)
The story of the good Samaritan tells of a journey from Jerusalem to ___?