“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. 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? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye. ~ Luke 6:37-42 (ESV)
Gracious, holy God, why do I find it so easy to see the speck in my brother’s eye but so difficult to see the log in my own eye? Show me the log in my eye, Lord, and by the power of the Blood of the Lamb and the help of the Holy Spirit, guide me to remove the log from my eye that I may see clearly. In Jesus’ name. Amen.