Posted by: thomasdodds | October 5, 2010

Application of the Fighter Verse for October 9/10

Track 25 in Songs Set E – 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. (Song includes last week’s scripture in song also. 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.)

God wants us to take the time and reflection to deal with our own sin.  He desire that we perform careful examination of our own hearts before moving to correct another Christian.

Imagine the damage you do to others if you do not take the log out of your eye?

Picture yourself, with someone you love, trying to peer closely into their eye and take out a small spec that is in there…..all the while, you have a log sticking out of your eye; battering, bruising and bleeding your loved one.

Ah!  What a vivid picture!

The next time you reach to rebuke, admonish or correct, reach up and grab the log out of your eye first.

Practical suggestions this week:

– Confess your sin to the Lord each day.

– Write down your gospel story and preach it to yourself each day how the Lord saved your life by the blood of Jesus!

– Again, explain these verses to your children with the vivid picture of the log in your eye.   They will remember this instruction.

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

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