I attended Vision Sunday recently at my church and was excited about the New Year and having another opportunity to serve in Ministry. Speaking of vision, I got a new study Bible. I finally broke down to get a large print edition because my vision has changed. I was having a hard time seeing the words in my Bible clearly. I’m happy to purchase the new Bible but I couldn’t help to notice the small print on the the outside cover that says it’s a “Large Print” Bible edition. I opened it and it’s definitely large print on the inside. This new Bible taught me an old lesson. It’s not about the outside, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. I am not judging this book by its cover! This week I pray for clear vision. I pray for godly character to live on the inside despite what I look like on the outside. I pray for wisdom to see what God sees and accept what He has for my life. I pray God will keep me living purposefully on pitch.
I have two words on how not to judge others and they are LOG OUT. Sometimes I forget to log out of my computer leaving it open and susceptible to being hacked or other dangers. God is not speaking in terms of a computer when it comes to judging others. When I fail to take the LOG OUT of my own eyes and look in the mirror, I am susceptible to much more danger to myself and others. I am so grateful for God’s Word which reminded and convicted me in two simple words from Matthew 7:1-5.
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 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. Mat 7:1-5 ( ESV)
Thought: We must not forget to LOG OUT to keep living on pitch.