Matt. 7:3-5 - Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? 5 "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. NASU
Do we have any blind spots?
Some Christians try to cover up their gossiping by saying, "We need to pray for so and so. I just heard this about them."
How sad is that?
When we are tempted to share what we believe is wrong with someone else this should be a good reminder to "take the speck out of our own eye".
When we are not willing to investigate our own life this guarantees that specks will find their way into our life. The Bible tells us on numerous occasions there was only one person who lived perfectly and His name is Jesus of Nazareth.
If anyone possessed perfect eye sight to see the flaws in us it would be Him. Yet, He would not participate in spreading gossip about us. He would come to us directly and point out the errors in our life and help us correct them. He would encourage us to do better. To one He even said, "Go and sin no more."
Would it not be better to follow the advice of Jesus and focus on the areas of our own life and correct them? For this is what He meant when He said, "take the speck out of your eye,…".
Maybe you could stop the one gossiping by asking them "Would you be saying these things if Jesus were standing here?"
What good can come from pointing out the flaws of others to someone beside the person who has the flaw?
The best thing we can do is realize everyone has some type of speck in their eye and this includes us. The pattern of Jesus would be to extend Grace to that person and not gossip about them.
But hey the call is yours. You have free-will. You can extend Grace or gossip the choice is yours. This might be a good time to ask yourself this question, "What would Jesus do?" or "What speck is in my eye?"
Think About This:
The best way to escape evil is to pursue good.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.