The Log in Your Eye | Facing Your Blitz Weekly Video Devotion
A caution…I’m using an intense and extreme example. There is never a cause or justification for any person to be unfaithful to their spouse. But, the principle of examining yourself first has great power to initiate healing.
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:1-4 ESV)
How often does blaming, complaining or criticizing someone else improve our relationship with them…especially when we ignore our faults in the relationship?
When someone you care about let’s you down, it’s easy to assume the worst about them and assume the best about yourself. We tend to ignore faults and responsibility in ourselves, when there is someone else we can point at. How has that approach of blaming, complaining or critiquing worked out for you? Would you agree that this approach actually prevents us from improving ourselves and the relationship?
Want a better life? Try the radical and powerful path of humility Jesus taught – examine yourself first and apologize first…regardless of the other person’s failing. Since people respond best and relationships heal fastest when we work on our self first…let’s drop our pride and become wise. Big or little, let’s take that log out of our own eye before we dump the blame on the people we care about.
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