Clearing out the Logs

If we don’t have enough opportunities in person, social media provides a platform for us to stand strong in our thoughts and beliefs. We have something to say, so we post it. But those thoughts and beliefs also include what we don’t like about others. If they aren’t following our path, they must be wrong, and we point that out. It is the way of the times.

Scripture tells us to be careful in doing so. “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.” (Matthew 7:1-2. See also Luke 6:37-38.)

Noting where others fail in our viewpoint is so much easier than identifying our own failures. Again, Scripture warns, “Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye but do not notice the log in your own eye (Matthew 7:3)?

The world can be a brighter place if we make a concentrated effort to work on our own issues rather than focus on what others are doing. More importantly, it will help us on judgment day as well.


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