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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Treat them the way you want to be treated---that says it all. I am very quick to judge sometimes in my mind or in telling someone else. I don't necessarily mean any harm. And I would never say anything in a group setting about someone to make fun. I was constantly made fun of as a child due to being so skinny and also the fact that I wore extremely thick glasses. Some of the comments by other kids I will never forget so I don't know why I am so quick to talk about others. Lord. Please help me to see the good in people and not to dwell on their shortcomings or flaws. We all as Christians are living for the Lord and our thoughts and actions should reflect that. Thank you God for helping me see the light.
How often do we quickly judge another with a quick glance? I am guilty of this just yesterday ~ acknowledging it immediately praying for forgiveness and asking God to change our heart needs to become the focus and habit ~
Lord forgive of my judgemental thoughts I have of others.. please change me by removing the log out of my eye.. Help me to see others as you see them. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
I think in this country, both sides of the political aisle are at fault for this. We need to be better than this!
Thank you that is so true I know for myself that I need to remind myself more often thank you
How can we see other person eye, there is a log, first remove the log out of your own wyw then the other person eye, so both of you and the other person can see clearly.
God help me to love and forgive as you have forgiven me. Teach me how to love and walk in the love for you are love. Reveal the true me and let me be free in you. For you are Lord.
Lord, thank You for Your mercy and grace that are new every morning. Help me to see myself through Your eyes, showing me my faults. Empower me to see others as You see them, and share Your love with them. In Jesus' name. 🙏.