Sunday, June 1, 2014

Better is not Perfect

We are pretty hard on imperfection in our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Jesus warned us about this:

 Luke 6:42
How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

The speck is a problem.  It messes the vision up.  It can be uncomfortable.  It is distracting.  It is less than perfect.  Yet... with that speck if you have plank vision, a log in your eye, you are MUCH worse off.  You are in trouble.  

Here's the inversion of this verse.  The speck guy who can clearly see the plank will think himself better than his brother.  He will make a big deal out of speck removal really thinking about the other guy's plank.

All of us sin, have sin, will sin, are sinful.  We don't want it. It's a speck.  Be careful not to look plank people and think yourself better because you are a speck guy.

Only one was speck free... only one.   And HE doesn't judge you for your speck... or your plank. He will remove it from you... and bring you in PERFECT...   Clear Vision

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