Dailies, 2019

Dailies ~in His Word
June 29, 2019

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:1-5

These are some scriptures that I personally know I have experienced. Matthew chapters 6 and 7 are full of things that hit us in the heart, or at least it does me.

For instance the judge not lest you be judged, because it says that the measure you judge you will be judged and it will happen!  Have you ever noticed yourself falling into the same sin, or error in life that your past you has condemned? We need to be careful not told other people up to standards that are higher than we hold ourselves up to. We need to not think that our standards are so high either though because the moment we put ourselves up on a pedestal we will fall off. Only God’s standards are high enough to focus on. We should be trying to live up to His direct commands and His directions for that matter. It is so easy to give a sideways judgment, it is easy for us to think we would never do a thing, or how could someone do such and such and be full of pride. The real pride not the kind people boast about but the kind that is bad because it is putting us above another. In doing that we judge them all wrong, the thing is we are the ones in the wrong.
Think for a moment on that scripture section above. If we judge another person it will come back to bite us! We need to first be sure we are right with God completely before we can even think  if our neighbor needs correcting. I don’t know about you but I have a lot to change, a lot of growing before I am ready for that. I know that my God sees me as cleansed but that’s because He sees Jesus in me. But I know also that I am fallible and easily could stumble if I get my eyes off of Him. 

Heavenly Father, help us keep our eyes on You, following You and Your steps that we would not stumble and err on the side of pride. Help us to humble ourselves in Your sight and allow You to be the one to if us up, not ourselves. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Teresa M. Wilson