• REFLECTIONS

    Luke 6:41-42
    “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.

    Very often we are quick to find faults with and in people. It is almost as if we by default, go about with microscopic lenses to detect mistakes and flaws and imperfections in others. It seems to be a natural human thing. We usually get so much into fixing others that we do not realize our own selves that need just as much fixing – if not more.
    But if there's one thing I have observed and seen and learnt in human life so far, it is that seeing goes beyond the eye; it is a function of the mind. We as humans, usually, do not see or recognize that which we do not know or have never seen. It is the same reason you may have ever met someone at some points in your life, but you never really notice the person until you know the one. It is not until the mind has it registered that you begin to see and notice a thing.
    In the same way, you only notice flaws and faults in others when they are things you have ever seen; USUALLY IN YOURSELF or when it is pointed out to you by another. We will focus on the former today.
    We often do not realize that in a lot of instances where we take on others for their faults, it is usually for actions that have either ever been in us or are even STILL inherent. We do not realize that our criticism of others is very often a judgement of our own selves.
    It is even more of a problem (as Jesus would call it, a log/plank/beam) because we do not mark it in ourselves as problems that need fixing. It is the pride in us that demands others to lower their pride. It is the lies and deception in us or that has been in us that make us detect and suspect lies in others. It is our core sinful nature that makes us think everyone else does same. That is why a fundamentally wicked person thinks everyone is out to do them harm. A cheat thinks everyone is scheming to cheat them. And a pure person assumes everyone is pure and honest as they are.
    So the next time you find yourself lashing out at or attempting to fix another, take a careful second look at yourself and work at being just as perfect as you expect your neighbor to be. Correct others with grace.
    If that flaw was once found in you, remember the grace and care and help and love you received to help you overcome it and be patient with your neighbor.
    If it is still in you, be gracious with your neighbor, remembering that with the same measure of judgement shall it be meted out to you also….perhaps pressed down, shaking together and running over. The judgement of the judge is always stricter.
    So always be gracious and first look to yourself for truly, all we see is only a reflection of ourselves in others.

    Selah,
    The eagle soars🦅

    ______________________________________________
    ⚠️DISCLAIMER: I do not own rights to the attached photo
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    Post is under moderation
    Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
Unable to load tooltip content.
Cron Job Starts