Daily Devotion

Look for the cracks in your own pot!

Matthew 7:3-5
“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 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? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”(NKJV)

Hey everybody! Hope you are blessed today. I’m taking life each day as it comes. I love the saying “Live everyday as if were your last…” because we can’t predict the future! If we could, what would we need God for? But that’s not the purpose of today’s devotion. Gossiping and judging others is the focus!

Have you ever went to see a friend and they just MUST tell you what Bonequisha and her friends did last night? Or maybe it’s your cousin, mom, dad, etc.? I don’t claim to be a saint but doesn’t all that negative energy bring your mood down? Usually from a psychological aspect, people that continually talk negatively and judgmentally about others have their own self-esteem issues. Maybe if they focus on one person, perhaps they want to be like that person. But regardless of whatever excuses they give about why, the Bible says it’s WRONG!

“A perverse man spreads strife, and a slanderer separates intimate friends.” Proverbs 16:28

Fix yourself first then try to work on others. A blind doctor can’t be a plastic surgeon so how can you expect to help someone by suffering from the same things that person faces?

Instead, give your issues to God and see how He works in you. Then through you and you reflecting God, others around you will change!

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Phi 4:6(NASB)


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