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Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 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. (Mt. 7.1-5, ESV)
Our pastor preached from this text yesterday morning. He has been doing a series on the Sermon on the Mount for the past several months. This is a passage that needs to be preached; and, even more, needs to be heard.
(I wanted to delve into this pericope a bit through a few posts. Today, I will discuss some general things about this pericope and Scripture in general. Tomorrow, Lord willing, I will deal a little more with the opening part of this passage and then in the next post (or two) deal with the closing portion and some conclusions.) Read the rest of this entry »