Finding Fault

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 7:1-6, 12 (day two) 

For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. vs 2

Have you ever listened to your children, or people who have been around you a long time, using your words when they argue or complain? I have, on more than one occasion, heard my girls arguing using the same phrases I use when disciplining them. More often than not, I cringe to hear my words in their mouths. Whereas when I utter them they come out and I rarely give them thought. To hear them in their mouths is very convicting. It shows how I can often lack grace when I’m upset. Whether we recognize it or not it we often respond negatively to those things we see in others that are really a reflection of our own wounds. When tempted to find fault with someone, find your own contribution to the hurt. You are more likely, then, to show compassion. Recognize where you are weak, and ask the Lord to strengthen those areas rather than castigate someone for struggling with the same issues.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Finding Fault”

  1. Thank you for your transparency in your blog…. ie. Hearing your own words coming from your girls lips. I have been guilty also of that absence of grace in words spoken in haste. I thank the Lord that you held a mirror before me today that I needed to look straight into.

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