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Mind Yourself First

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye (Mathew 7:1-5).

We All Do It

Judging others is one thing we all seem to do very well, however we never find problems with our own behavior. We tend to forget that we are also going to be judged. The scriptures tell us that with the same measuring stick we use to judge others we will be judged (7:2). Jesus is not saying that one shouldn't help his or her brother with their appearance, or tell someone about their attitude or behavior. What Jesus is saying is to be certain to start with the man in the mirror; address your own shortcomings. Examine yourself. Only then will you be more understanding and better able to help others.

Start With The Man In the Mirror



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