In His Presence4
In HIS Presence


 Read: Matthew 7:3-5

Meditation verse:

“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye”? (Mathew 7:3). 


Most of us are masters at seeing what is wrong with others; we can explicitly describe the details. But when it comes to seeing our faults, we become rookies. We are so blind to our faults. When issues arise, we focus on looking for the cause outside of us. We have perfected the blame game. Have you not noticed that when you point your forefinger at the other person, your thumb is pointing right back at you? 


Televangelist and best-selling Author, Joyce Meyer told a hilarious story of a conversation she had with God. She said she had reported her husband, Dave, to God, but God said that Dave was not the problem. So, she asked “if Dave isn’t the problem, then who is? There’s just two of us in this home”. As far as she was concerned, it couldn’t be her. 


How often do you blame the other person for everything that is wrong, whilst failing to look inwards: – that annoying spouse, sibling, friend, child, coworker, or boss? Is there a remote chance that the problem lies with you? Does it even cross your mind to look inwards? If you are prone to saying, “it can’t be me”, here’s God’s word for you today: 


“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” – Matthew 7:1-5 


Let the change begin with you


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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