I have bruises all over my body. From top to bottom every area has been hit multiple times by those smacking me with the plank in their eyes.
While God certainly has used such to further purify me of sin, working a righteousness and holiness that is clearly of His power, many others’ lives are crippled or even destroyed because someone was “just trying to help.”
Woe to those who think they are doing good by seeking to remove even a speck from a person’s life while their plank is causing wholesale destruction.
Now, yes, now, today, is the time to repent and begin by God’s power and the Holy Spirit to saw off the plank in your life.
In short, humble yourself, mind your own business [footnote]Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, (1 Thessalonians 4:11)[/footnote] until you have been sawed on in Christ!
It is only by surrendering to God’s powerful purifying grace that you will then “see clearly” if a person has a sin that is in need of your judgments and help. Indeed, you will be of no help to such a person until you “see clearly” from God how they are to be helped!
[su_note note_color=”#c4d9f0″ text_color=”#000000″]Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. (Matthew 7:3-5)[/su_note]
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