Influenced Hearts

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 7:1-6, 12(day five)  “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”  Jesus’ words are brilliant in this section of His sermon. He knows full well (as should we) that we cannot, on our own, remove any logs (sin).  Only the Lord can do that. Furthermore, this process (every time we are inclined to judge or correct others) of removing our own “logs” should teach us deep humility. Every time we see something sinful in others, there is the possibility/probability of sin in our own hearts and lives that should be dealt with- That’s a lot of confession. And every time the log is removed (only by God) we experience His love and forgiveness- That’s a lot of forgiveness. Maybe we are so quick to judge others because we haven’t experienced and learned from countless times of the Lord’s forgiveness required to adhere to this teaching.

What would our judging words and actions be like (in intensity and frequency) if influenced by hearts that experience constant confession and frequent forgiveness? I’m guessing quite different.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

One thought on “Influenced Hearts”

  1. This is sooo good! Thanks for this was much needed, and goes along with the Bible study I am leading!

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