Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sermon on the mount --specks

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?

I know good Christian men whose “eye logs” have caused disaster. These men love the Lord and they really do love the Lord’s people. They have dedicated their lives to His service and I’m guessing they expect a “Well done, good and faithful servant,” when they enter into glory.

But the log that is in their eyes is a sincere belief that insignificant specks require major surgery; typically amputation.

Some of these specks are:  not properly concluding a prayer; contemporary worship hymns; associating with a suspect Christian organization; using the “wrong” translation of the Bible, wearing casual clothing to the meeting, etc. It seems each day their list of specks increase. And each day their church decreases.

Specks in the eye are irritating. But when the specks are transformed into logs, they become blinding.

That they may be one, so the world may believe that You have send Me.


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