“Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5
I came across this scripture so much when I was younger. I heard it so much that I started to take it for granted. I mean, I understood it but I wasn’t living it. I was very lukewarm and God was definitely spitting me out !
After the death of my father, God saved me and I made it my point to serve him and hearken unto his voice. I have since started reading the Bible daily and meditating on it. I came across this scripture again whilst on my lunch break today and it resonated with me deeply. Finally! I am starting to understand scripture in a way that I never did before. God is answering my prayers by granting me wisdom, knowledge and a deeper understanding.
We are very guilty of judging people and acting some type of way to them or feeling the need to question their ways, without even realizing that we are nowhere near perfect. Do we do this as a coping mechanism? I mean, talking about other people’s imperfections takes away ours right? We fail to fix ourselves before we try to fix others. We need to focus on becoming better people instead of just judging others and focusing on what they are doing wrong. No one but God is perfect so we should keep that in mind before we try to complain about someone or judge them.
I have made the decision to start showing more compassion towards others as I can never fully understand what they are going through and why they act the way they do. I have decided to analyze my own life to make sure I am living godly. I will focus on lifting myself up and not pulling people down.