There are multitudes of people who try to hide areas of their lives from others, sometimes even from themselves. We may wonder how the latter is possible, it almost seems incomprehensible, yet to admit our faults to ourselves is a hard thing. It is much much easier to see the speck in someone else’s eye than the plank in our own. Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount, pointed this out, as recorded in the early verses of Matthew chapter 7. We have a tendency to rationalize when it comes to ourselves- yet all is visible to the one who breathed life into man. King David struggled with this and in Psalm 139 wrote the words ” O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise, you perceive my thoughts from afar.” Imagine that ! He perceives our thoughts from afar. He knows our deeds, the good and the bad, that’s why the Psalmist in verse 14 of Psalm 19 prayed ” May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight. O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” We can though work to, as we are told in 2nd Corinthians chapter 10, take captive every thought, to make it obedient to Christ. With the help of the Holy Spirit, let us strive to put on the mind of Christ in all we do, allowing Him to tear off the facades we display – even to ourselves.
Asst. Pastor, Rev. Larry Sassmann
Matthew 7# Psalm 139# Psalm 19:14# 2 Corinthians 10#