"Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven." ESV
We are guilty of examining our own lives with our eyes half open followed by a string of excuses. Can we see that this keeps us from having to discipline ourselves, to get rid those things that need to be out of our lives? We are guilty of making it even worse by putting on our spiritual magnifying glasses and prideful judge robes so we can scour and scan the smallest faults in others. If we don't get ourselves back in line with Christ, He will judge us with the same method we used to judge others.
Lord, forgive us for being so quick to minimize our own faults and exaggerate the faults of others. Give us hearts that cover a multitude of sins and eyes that cannot discern sawdust specks from planks. Imprint in our hearts that all sin is rebellion. In Your holy and all wise name we pray, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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