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Aug 2 Devotion: What Are You Doing With The Truth?

What Are We Doing With The Truth?

Matthew 7:1-5

[1] Judge not, that ye be not judged. [2] For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. [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? [4] Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? [5] Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

I was listening to a podcast at work the other day and a gentleman was talking about how he wanted to be known as a better husband, father, person, and a better Christian. That all was wonderful, but then two sentences later he talked about all the drinking he did. This made me wonder how so many believe that this is not only ok, but normal. It’s easy to sit back and judge, not knowing how someone was raised. We don’t know how much, if any, of the truth someone has heard preached or been taught in their lives.

In turn, that got me to thinking about my life, and what I’ve done with the truth. We are taught and preached the entire counsel of the Word of God, but do we acknowledge the entire truth? We are quick to point out someone who claims to be a Christian, but they drink. Yet we stand there holding a grudge to someone. We will talk about someone not attending services regularly, knowing full well we haven’t studied the way we should. Backbiting and gossiping seem to come much easier than having compassion, and praying for one another. What difference could we make if we spent time praying one for another rather than judging? What difference could we make if we just desired to be a light in others lives?

What are you doing today with the truth?

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson

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