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. (Matthew 7:3-5 ESV)
Are you a Christian who focuses a lot of your time on the "specks" in other people's eyes, or are you trying hard to get the "log" out of your own?
Not sure which one you are? Keep reading ...
A Speck Christian is someone who is always talking about how much better the world would be if everyone would just fix themselves.
Some things you might hear a Speck Christian say are:
A Log Christian is someone who is always examining their own hearts for issues, sins, and problems and, in an effort to glorify God, attempts to change.
This Christian simply acknowledge that he or she has the same issues as everyone else and takes the time to work on those issues before God as a reaction to his grace.
Some things you might hear a Log Christian say are:
Both the Spec Christian and the Log Christian have logs in their eyes.
The difference between them is the Speck Christian can’t see clearly enough to help anyone else. They make a lot of noise, but no one is truly benefited.
The Log Christian not only tries to resolve his own issues in the grace of God, but they are then freed up to help others with the specks in their eyes — truly benefiting those God puts in his or her path.
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