I remember getting really angry with someone who lied about me. What made me especially upset was that the heinous act this person had accused me of was something he had done several times. But—what a great lesson God taught me from this experience! Jesus said: “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 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?” (Matthew 7:2-3)  

We are quick to recognize other people’s splinters because they are made out of the same wood as our plank!

Thus, we are quick to judge in those areas where we fail the most. If we are liars, we suspect everyone is lying; if we are a thief, we suspect everyone is stealing! This person had a reputation for doing the very thing of which he wrongfully accused me of, and so anything that he heard or saw in me that remotely reminded him of his own proclivities, naturally sparked an accusation.

We are all this way!

While I didn’t like being wrongfully accused, this experience forced me to evaluate my own life to see if I am quick to judge others in areas where I fail. When others wrong me, I need to remember God’s grace and mercy towards me. All of humanity’s sin comes from the same wooden plank—the wood that hung Jesus out to die. This thought should compel humility and grace in our heart for those who offend us. We have been given such amazing grace!

To learn more about Kimberly Faith and the mission of Faith Strong, click HERE

Out Now – Essential Faith, volume II.  Find it on Amazon by clicking HERE.

If You Haven't Already...

Subscribe To Our Daily Devotional!