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Eschew Hypocritical Outbursts

Focus: Matthew 7:3-5 - KJV

3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.


John 8:2-9


One of the principal injunctions of our Lord to us is to judge not so that we also be not judged for it is the same measure with which we judge others that we will be judged, ourselves. Many who make themselves judges over others are worse of, when placed on the judgment of God. The problem is, they look to the sides where they assume they fare better to judge their neighbor while covering their own horrible part. For instance, a womanizer may look at the thief and begin to condemn him in the face of the whole world without showing that he himself is filthier as a person, before God.


While Jesus walked the face of the earth, the teachers of the law, knowing that Moses had said anyone caught in adultery should be stoned to death, thought they could trap Jesus by that law when they caught a woman in adultery. They armed themselves with stones and put the woman before Him for His judgment whether it was right to stone her to death. And, the wisdom of the Lord dumbfounded and found them out for He said to them that the one without sin should cast the first stone. By this, no one could stone the woman put forward. Like the Africans would say, they know how to run their mouths concerning others while they cover theirs with a piece of the broken clay pot.


The Lord is saying to us today that we should mind first our own business and ensure our readiness for the rapture, rather than gaslighting others around and looking for who is bad in what. Each of us have enough areas to mend for us to achieve the fullness of the stature of Christ. That should be enough to occupy us for a life time. Instead of accusing others hypocritically, we are to rather seek the face of God for mercy for them and for ourselves. The only one that is righteous is God. Christ Himself said, why call me good? There is no one good except the father. Of course, Christ is good but will not so much as sing His own praise. If we will emulate Christ, then it will not be attractive to become accusers of the brethren because the only thing that makes one to accuse the other is the assumption that the accuser is better. Meanwhile, it is very untrue.


SOLUTION: Hypocrisy is about making a lie concerning others and pretending to be true and above board. To win Christ, we must eschew hypocrisy in all its ramification. Stop accusing others of their ‘misdeeds’. Rather, pray for them.


Please pray:

·      Give thanks to God for giving you a sound mind to determine what is good and what is evil

·      Ask God to forgive you of your past hypocrisies and give you the ability to focus on your journey without distraction

·      Ask God to help you to cut off those aspects of your life that are presenting you as imperfect before the Lord, so that the blood of Jesus may fully avail for you

·      Pray for every sinner around you that the Lord will bring them to repentance and thereby, salvation

·      Ask for your daily bread for today


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