Keeping the Focus Where It Belongs
Luke 6:41-42 The Message (MSG)
41-42“It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. Do you have the nerve to say, ‘Let me wash your face for you,’ when your own face is distorted by contempt? It’s this I-know-better-than-you mentality again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your own part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor.
Luke 6:41-42 (New International Version 1984)
41 “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? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Words like why don’t they or you would think they _____ . Are they common in our daily thoughts?
Read the scripture again and again. It is a amazing that I can see to type this due to the Planks in my own eyes. Do you tell God how your spouse falls short of your expectations or do you ask God how do I fall short of his expectations?
What is God doing in your life?