Daily Devotional

August 5, 2019

The Plank

Matthew 7:3-4
Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?

Written by: Jimmy Leaf

Do you ever get frustrated with people who get rewarded, even if they seem to be unworthy? Do you ever wonder why bad things happen to you even though you are trying to be good? Jonah did!

We can get so focused on the idea of what is fair that we judge others according to ourselves and the good things we have done. I hate to break this to you, but there has only been one truly good person on earth. His name was Jesus and He hung on a cross to pay the price for our sins.

We forget we were once as lost as those we now judge. We forget we once deserved the same condemnation we are giving others. If we remember how much we have sinned, how can we condemn others? When we focus on the love, grace, and mercy God has given us, how can we not share God’s love, grace, and mercy with those who do not know Him yet?

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” – John 3:17

Jonah Devo 8.5Thought of the day: Do not be someone’s “no.” In all things, be an example of God’s love.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for loving me even though I am a sinner! Help me to see what is important to You. I pray You use me to demonstrate Your love to others today. Amen!


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