A Harvest Of BlessingsAngus Buchan
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR
“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?” Matthew 7:1-3
PEOPLE ARE not as interested in what we believers say as they are in what we do. They want to see a change in our lives. When they see that there is no longer a plank in our eye, then they will come and ask us to remove the speck from their eye.
If a man is continually unfaithful to his wife, how can he possibly counsel people who are going through separation? Go home, get your house in order, and then come and help other people sort out their problems. Charity begins at home. The Lord says clearly in His Word that a man who cannot take care of his own family is worse than an unbeliever (1 Tim. 5:8).
I exhort you to come before the Lord, get on your knees, and confess your failings and shortcomings before telling others how to live their lives. The worst kind of Christian is one who is a hypocrite, and we don’t want the secular world believing that all believers are like this.
Let your words have merit: be transparent so that people can see who you are. Remember, if you really want to see a positive change in this world, it needs to start with you.
Lord, above all else, make me truehearted. I pray that You will stamp out hypocrisy in the Christian faith, so that all may know You. Amen.