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?
We love to call out the flaws in others. We don’t mean to do it, but in our destructive nature, we do. We can ridicule why others may have reacted to a situation in a way you promise yourself you wouldn’t. We have so many assumptions of others.
The only thing I want to focus on today is removing the planks in my eye.
I pray we take the time to assess what we are doing that may be out of line with the will of God. Let’s look at how we react to situations. Let’s look at the grace we give. Let’s look at the kindness we extend.
Are we using the fruit of the spirit? Are we gentle, kind, and joyful? Are we practicing our gifts of faith, wisdom, and healing? We should be operating from a place of righteousness, not from a place of judgment.
Our takeaway today is to do a self-assessment and challenge ourselves to correct our wrongs and remove our planks.
Father God, forgive us. We are flawed and destructive. We don’t mean to hurt others, judge others, talk about others, but we do, and we ask that you forgive us. We promise to be better, to work on ourselves. To work on removing our planks. Nudge us when we point out specks. Convict us when we do so. We want to be more like you. We ask that you bless the day ahead of us. It is with everything in us that we pray, AMEN and AMEN!