Planks and Sawdust
"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? 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. Luke 6:41-42
Wow! Pretty powerful stuff there. Why is it in our human nature to always point the finger at other people's faults, without doing somethinig about our own first? This is one set of scripture that says miles about our current society.
People everywhere are pointing fingers saying "she should do things this way" or " I dont like how she does that", without yet looking at themselves in their own situations.
This is w hy gossip is such an issue. It is easier to say You/ She/ He doesn't do this... or should do this, or they did this, but yet, if we were to take a minute look at our own lives, we would know that there is enough in our own life that if it was exposed, we would be ashamed, and the faults of others wouldn't matter.
As a new school year is on the start, I pray for the school adminstrations to stand and do what is right for their own classes/schools, and not waste time or money pointing fingers at each other's faults.
Dear Heavenly Fahter I thank you for your wisdom. For your grace, and for your forgiveness. Lord help me to continue to remove the plank from my own eye, and not point out the fautls of others. Lord, help our society begin to change, to be more accepting of one another's faults and more apt to correct our own. Above all, Lord, let us continue to keep our eyes focused on you, and living up to our full potential as children of the King. IN Jesus name, Amen.
© 2007 Sheila C. King