"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?" NIV
"And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" KJV
Our human nature causes us to examine our own problems with eyes half open and a string of excuses and rationales. This keeps us from having to discipline ourselves to work and rid our lives of those things that should be removed. Instead we put on our magnifying glasses and our judge's robes to scour and scan the smallest faults in others. Remember, God will judge us with the methods we use to judge others. Our job is to put off the old human nature and ask the Lord to examine us for sawdust and planks.
Heavenly Father, how sorry we are for being so quick to point out the faults in others and so good at not seeing ours. Give us hearts of love that covers a multitude of sins and give us eyes to see where we need to get with you and make changes in our own lives. We pray this in Jesus' name. Amen
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D.