Devotion for Sunday, May 12, 2024

“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!” (Matthew 7:5)

With a lack of humility, we often think ourselves better than another.  This is especially true when we uphold what we consider the correct behavior while another is doing what we deem incorrect.  But how do we know that we are not doing the same thing in another way as Romans, 2 tells us?  We are all hypocrites and need the grace of Jesus.  If another truly needs more grace than us, then we are under orders to love them.

How often do I want to feel superior to another rather than living in the truth of the grace which You have given me?  Lord, soften my heart to see in all others that we all need the grace which You so freely give.  Guide me in Your grace and mercy to be one who freely gives to others what You have first given to me.  Guide me by Your goodness to know that in You alone do I live, breath, and have my being.

Thank You Lord Jesus for the grace You have lavished upon us all.  Help me now and always to see the trees in the forest, beginning with the logs in my own eyes.  Guide me to love others as You love me.  We each have our story.  May I now and always be led by the truth in and through the Holy Spirit to see the world through Your eyes.  Guide me today on the journey You have planned for me.  Amen.