Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Photo from Unsplash

November 22

You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.—Matt 7:5 NET

Greater than the fault you condemn and criticize is the sin of criticism and condemnation. There is no place we need such grace as in dealing with an erring one. A lady once called on us on her way to give an erring sister a piece of her mind. We advised her to wait until she could love her a little more. Only He who loved sinners well enough to die for them can deal with the erring. We never see all the heart. He does, and He can convict without condemning, and reprove without discouraging. Oh, for more of the heart of Christ! Take care, brother, how you speak of another's fault. Ere you know, you may be in the same or deeper condemnation. Very significantly does the Master say that the man that sees a mote in his brother's eye, usually has a rafter in his own eye! One of the two unpardonable sins of the Bible is unforgiving lovelessness.

Give me a heart like Thine,
Give me a heart like Thine,
By Thy wonderful power,
By Thy grace every hour,
Give me a heart like Thine.

Days of Heaven Upon Earth - November 22

Public domain content taken from Days of Heaven by A.B. Simpson.