From Pastor Perry

05/29/2013 Luke 6:39-42

Luke 6:39–42 (ESV)
Judging Others (Pt 2)
39 He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. 41 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

Yesterday’s reading was tough, talking about not judging or condemning someone, but forgiving them.  God is the Judge, we are here to help our brothers by leading them to repentance and restoring them through forgiveness.  Jesus reinforces his teaching by telling today’s parable.  This parable is saying we all fall short of the glory of God.  We are all sinners and who are we to judge.  Jesus says: “41 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?”  You know, it is so easy to criticize someone else, they are not perfect like me.  Sometimes we need to look in the mirror and realize that we are no better, we are sinners too!  I like to wake up each morning thinking that there are only two things I deserve.  First, I deserve to die because I’m a sinner (wages of sin is death).  Second, I deserve to go to hell, because I’m a sinner.  These are the only two things that I deserve.  Sometimes we think higher of our selves than we ought to.  I will be honest, you always need to take a serious look into the mirror and see yourself for who you really are and that will help you to fully appreciate what Jesus has done for you.  Jesus says: “42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.”  It is easier to work with and correct a brother if you know that you are no better and in need of the same forgiveness as you’re dishing out.  We are not perfect, but Christ makes us perfect through his forgiveness.  Yet at the same time, we are still trapped in our sinful body and remain both saint and sinner at the same time.

I pray: “Lord, help me to never put myself above anyone, but to help restore all people into God’s Kingdom.  We know that not all will be restored, but that is not our call.  Help us to help each other through our repentance and sanctification, and leave the judging to you.  You alone know our hearts.  Amen.

Write a new comment: (Click here)

SimpleSite.com
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

...
24.01 | 10:13

we are not coming tonight and we coming tomorrow bible study well you do Phillip a favorite look for my ESV BIBLE FOR ME Please pretty Please my Dear My Bros

...
13.12 | 15:29

HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

...
27.05 | 16:27

Pastor: on my e mails, a note said that you were trying to contact me. Now,
I am having trouble reaching you. Was it important? In Christ, daisy

...
You liked this page