Friday, January 02, 2015

Sin deflecter

Have you ever noticed this?

You become aware of a sin in your life and it grieves you. And suddenly you are hyper aware of that sin in other people too. I think it's a deflection tool. Rather than addressing your own sin, it becomes easier to focus on the other person, get aggravated and wonder when they are going to deal with their issues. 

Oh my. Can we say hypocritical?!?!

No wonder Jesus said,

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 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." Matthew 7:1-5

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