This entry is part 10 of 28 in the series Devotionals

Pointing your finger at someone is wrong. Whenever you point your finger at someone else, three of your fingers are pointing right back at you.

Matthew 7:1-5 says, “Do not judge, or you will be judged. For with the same judgment you pronounce, you will be judged; Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

DON’T BE A HYPOCRITE! The Word of God says that God will judge every believer according to their own works (Romans 14:12), whether it’s good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10). Believers are supposed to judge themselves and judge their own actions. Unfortunately, we try to make “our word” a law to everybody. We take it upon ourselves to judge other people, and we do it foolishly, and without any ground.

The god of this world blinds the minds of so many believers. We are quick to quarrel with one another for small faults, but we overlook greater faults in ourselves. We, ourselves, can be in a sinful, miserable condition, and not even be aware of it, but we can look at another brother or sister and see a speck in their eye.

We should never hesitate to speak against what the Word of God clearly calls sin. But we must also remember Matthew 12:37: “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Don’t be a hypocrite. Before you accuse someone of something, first reform yourself. PUT THAT FINGER AWAY AND PRAY! Love your brothers and sisters.

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