MATTHEW 7:3_And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
If your heart dwells on the truth of God’s love and mercy, you will understand you were saved while you were a sinner. That can be a beam – if you do not understand you are as guilty a sinner as anyone on the face of the earth. The only reason you find any freedom is because Christ paid your debt – with His life.
As you grow in faith, begin to dwell on who you are in Jesus. It truly is amazing!
John 8:32 (KJV) “And ye shall know the truth [Jesus], and the truth shall make you free.”
Romans 8:37 (KJV) “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him [Jesus] that loved us.”
Philippians 4:13 (KJV) “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Mark 11:23 (KJV) “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
Matthew 19:26 (KJV) “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.’”
To hold someone accountable does not mean you stand in judgment of them—it means you love them.
To judge someone as unworthy of mercy is to see a mote, not a beam.
God of the Impossible, I want Your kind of mercy—that loves and saves. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ’s love can save me—from anything!