Specks And Logs

Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Matthew 7:1-12 ┬áIt seems to me that perhaps by the usage of the words speck and log, the one who judges carries the greater burden. Who can see with a log in their eye? At best our judgment of others is flawed because of our inability to “see.” I believe Jesus challenges us to thoroughly examine ourselves first. If we look close and thoroughly enough, we may find that we don’t have time for removing the specks from others because removing the login us is a lifelong commitment. Today, rather than judge, let us encourage one another in Christ to do what is right, and see if the specks and logs don’t fall from all of our eyes, by the power of the Holy Spirit and not our own.

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