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|Hypocrisy Examined: Remove the Plank|
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Thoughts for Today
Only God should judge. He knows everything and judges accurately, impartially, and according to truth. We are too limited to make the same quality judgments. He can judge the heart, and all we can judge are the actions.
And what right do we have to condemn others? We are not perfect. Jesus made this clear to the crowd condemning the woman caught in adultery (John 8:6-11). They were clamoring to stone her, but Jesus asked, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her" (NIV). One by one, her accusers disappeared.
Consider this ...
Jesus says that before we can help them, we need to have a look at our own lives. Are we involved in wrongdoing that might cloud our wisdom and hamper our ability to help? That might hinder our prayers for them? Jesus says to get the plank out of our own eyeonly then will we see clearly enough to help our friends with their problems.
These thoughts were drawn from ...
Completely Free! A Group Study of Romans 1-8 by Dan Strickland. Everyone struggles from time-to-time, but we can have confidence that in Christ we are completely free from sin's slavery, from condemnation, and from fear of failure. This group study of Romans 1-8 and 12 helps Christians break out of the dull routine of a stagnant spiritual life. Applying the truths found in Romans can transform any believer into a person eager to follow God's will. This study can also serve as a powerful evangelistic tool by explaining the message of salvation as presented in Romans. Suggested uses include home Bible studies, cell groups, Sunday school classes, support groups and personal enrichment.
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