Putting Down the Criticism Gun - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series - Arnie Cole


Bible Verses: Matthew 7:3-5

"And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye."

Reflect and Respond:

Is there a log that needs to be dislodged from your eye? Ask God to help you with this today.


Father, please forgive me for any thoughtless ways. Help me see myself truthfully knowing the grace You have extended to me. Help me see others as you see them, and share Your grace and truth with them in love, according to Your word. Amen.

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I have had a loose tongue. Hurting others needlessly. I'm sorry God. Thanks for another message of truth.
Yes Lord, I know how quick I am to notice the fault lines in other people, confident that I am not like them, but Your Word tells me to first remove the log that's in my eye before noticing the speck that's in my neighbour's eye.
The tells us in all ways we are to be humble. In doing so speak with the Love of Jesus Christ not the words of this world. Remember we must Pray to ask Jesus to keep us fixed and locked on Him at all times in all things. Meaning before you do stop spray seek the message that you are to speak from your heart not of the negative thoughts of he who is of this world but He is not of this world The only King Creator Healer Redeemer Way maker Jesus Christ. Thank You Lord in Jesus name Amen. And Then remember again, “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” Psalm 103:1 (KJV)
If you want to see clearly have your own eye check for logs to have them remove, then carefully to see any check their eye for the speck.
Great video great message thank you.
Help us Father; our best experiences in life can be with those who are different from us as You bless us and our coming together to help each other. Amen In Jesus name
Not wanting to look at myself, it was so easy to look at others, to keep the focus them. Praise King Jesus for loving me , and everyday doing for me - that which I could not do for myself. In my judgment of others I’m quickly reminded of my sins the broken person , then God will love them though me. Gods Mercy, and Grace!!
We are all work in process. God we need you! May we pour out His love, kindness, compassion, forgiveness as we sharpen each other up with His word.
We must realize this this is so significant I think we do it everyday we point we judge we criticize we make up angry thoughts in our minds and judgments and retaliations in our mind we also think of things to do to get back at someone even in our own families and we don't even see it and also with our loved ones that sometimes the time frame is not time for one another is it that's another retaliation thought and an angry thought so I believe that this passage that Casey was saying really illustrates what the Lord wants is not to do and we need to stop a minute and say what if or something may be going on we don't know about let's trust God and let's say let's keep our eyes on him and shut down that wall that tries to build it up against those that we love and support
It's quite to see others' faults and point them out. That's what the Pharisees and Sudducees did. James 1: 23-25 reminds us to look at ourselves as hearer and follower of the Word. There is definitely a log in my eye that I must always remember is there and I need to become aware of it and have faith in God that the log will be removed. Criticizing others is judgement, and who am I to judge? Criticizing others is also not based on love. Destructive criticism kills us. Judgement of character, thoughts and deeds belong to God alone. Therefore, I will put away my judgements since I too will be judged with the same measure.
Its so easy to see other's mistakes and hard to see your own. We must each morning examined ourselves and see our log before we see others.
Father as i pray for continual guidance on grace to share towards other thy love. Amen.