Posted by: thomasdodds | September 29, 2010

Application of the Fighter Verse for October 2/3

Track 25 in Songs Set E – Matthew 7:1-2 Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. (Song includes next week’s scripture in song also. Matthew 7:3-5 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.)

These verses are a stern indictment of our hard hearts.

How often does your heart react with grace or mercy versus judgment?

Practical suggestions this week:

– Let this verse convict you, confess your hardness of heart and pray for a soft heart.

– Imagine judgment pronounced against you for your sin, hold before you Christ’s sacrifice on your behalf.  This will help you to mortify your sin.

– Explain these verses to your children.  This exercise is not easy, but will help you hold onto what a soft heart looks like.

How will you use this verse in your life this week? with your spouse? your children? your family? your neighbors?

How often does your heart react with grace or mercy versus How often does your heart react with grace or mercy versus judgment?
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