God has convicted me that I do too much finger-pointing in my posts. My posts are seldom about me and a lot about others.
Log in My Eye
(Luke 6:41-42 NIV) 41“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? 42How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
I am verse 41 personified. I belong to a faith based Recovery Ministry. I’ve completed the twelve steps. But after three years I’ve still not gotten past six months and being clean on either of my “planks“.
A large part of my past ministry has been to guys in Promise Keepers, a board member for a cross-denominational cross-racial ministry in my community, a volunteer at a rescue mission, a volunteer to men at a crisis pregnancy center, and an officer at four out of the five churches my wife and I attended.
And with all of my experiences I saw a lot of dysfunction in families (whatever that is today). Some of that dysfunction was in my own family. So do I have knowledge of the American population and Biblical knowledge also? But does knowledge result in wisdom?
Because if I had wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy Spirit in my life, I would not have turned off as many well-meaning people as I had. Spiritual wisdom is not winning the argument, but winning the soul.
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