Thursday, May 22, 2014

It's not my dirt...

Another house related post...

“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye." Matthew 7:3-5

A great illustration of these verses happens when you're moving in or out of a house.

I can guarantee you that the new owners of my previous house scrubbed and clean numerous places that I thought were totally fine.  After all, it was my dirt.

And similarly, as my family has moved into a new place, we have scrubbed and cleaned numerous places that the previous owners probably considered just fine.  We scrubbed and cleaned because it wasn't our dirt.

Maybe that should be a reminder to me when I want to judge someone's behavior.  Check for my own dirt first.

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