Saw Dust or A Beam
“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 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? 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.” (Matthew 7:1-5)
Today’s Morsel: How do you deal with dislikes in another person's life? Do you judge them, or do you look within to ensure that those same dislikes are not being seen by others in you? What I often find is that often times those things we dislike in others may be God’s way of showing us what He dislikes in our lives. When Nathan told David the story of the traveler and the man who took the poor man’s sheep to use instead of using one of his own, David went into the immediate judgment of the man. But when Nathan told him, "David you are the man," David wanted to immediately withdraw his judgment. It is easy to judge others for their wrong. But are we pure when we do? Always remember, before you cast the stone of judgment at another person, make sure that there is not some bigger wrong in your own life.
Sing: I want to live the way that He wants me to live. I want to give until there’s just no more to give. I want to love, love till there’s just no more love. I could never, never out love the Lord.
Thought For Today: Judge not lest ye be judged!