The Log in My Eye

Matthew 7:3-5 says, “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? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” When Jesus spoke those words he was getting the attention of his listeners with a little humor.  Just picture someone coming at you with outstretched arms wanting to help you get a little speck out of your eye when they have this huge log sticking out of their own eye. You would not want their help would you?  Of course not!  Jesus is making the point of how quickly we are to first notice and try to help others with their sins before first of all dealing with our own sins.  The gist is that if I come to help you with your sins without first recognizing, acknowledging, and dealing with my own sins… I am coming to you from a position of superiority. You would have the right to accuse me of a “holier than thou” type of attitude! But, if I come to you humbled… Continue reading