“Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.”
Jesus tells us that before we address the “splinter” in our neighbor’s eye…we should attend to the “wooden beam” in our own. I have to smile at Jesus’ sense of humor. Can you imagine Him laughing as He says this?! I am also amazed at His keen insight. How often do we scrutinize everything in our line of vision and immediately judge what’s “good” and what’s “bad”; what’s acceptable and what’s not; what’s “in” and what’s “out”? Jesus says each of us has more than enough in our eyes to cloud our vision…so we’d best focus our attention on our own improvement before focusing on someone else’s. God has made each of us flawed…with areas of brokenness. This isn’t so God can then judge us as “unworthy” and reject us…but so God can come to our aid and embrace us in our struggles and redeem us. Our broken places are precisely where we truly encounter and experience God’s unconditional love! Those places then become sacred places of transformation. If it weren’t for the broken places in each of us…how would God’s Light shine in?
Suggested song of the day– “Changed” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
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Remember…God loves you!