Plank-in-eye Syndrome

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” Psalms 139:23-24 ESV

It is easy to get sucked into the "Plank in Eye" syndrome. This is the name Jesus gave to anyone focusing on the faults of others as an escape from addressing their own problems. Thankfully there is a cure for this dreadful condition, honesty with God. King David demonstrated this when he cried out for God to search him, know him, and see if there was any wicked way in him that he might be led in the way everlasting.

Remember honesty is not self-condemnation. If Satan can't get us to ignore our sin by judging others He tries to immobilize us with shame. This is why we are reminded that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

When we accept by faith that we are not despised of God but rather cherished and valued, we begin to see others in this same light. ''Plank-in-Eye" syndrome has no power to infect families and churches that understand the Father's heart.

Still Seeking His Face,
Pastor Andrew

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