I am a woodworker at heart. I love working with wood. It takes my mind off of life’s daily grind. Over the years, I have made everything from furniture to Christmas snowmen and everything in between. Rarely do I make the same thing twice. I try and use reclaimed wood whenever I can. Working with wood makes for fun DIY projects, especially when the wood is free.
Talking about wood got me to thinking about our verse of the day. It comes from Matthew 7:3.
“Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?”
It’s so easy for us to be critical of others and fail to see our own faults. We can be self-righteous without self-improving. Jesus gives the disciples a warning. Don’t be a hypocrite and pretend that removing the speck from your brother’s eye is doing him a favor while you try and look past the log in your own eye.
Look in the mirror first before you go calling out someone else’s sin. See if there are areas you can improve or sins you need to confess. We can see more clearly when we remove the log from our eye.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received; that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,”