12.20.25 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on prayer. Part 35. Plank.

DEVOTION: “Those who do not think about their own sins make up for it by thinking incessantly about the sins of others. It is healthier to think of one’s own.” (Pg 64)

“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? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” – Matthew 7:3-5

Problems. We’ve all got them. Sometimes we like to pay more attention to others problems rather thank thinking about our own. We think we can help them more than we can help ourselves.

Jesus is pretty clear here.

We need to take care of our own issues before we can help others with theirs.

It’s such a simple statement, yet one that is so hard to follow through on sometimes.

Today, just an quick reminder. Let’s be sure that we are in good shape before we try to mold and shape someone else’s shape.

Let’s chat with Jesus about the plank in our own eye before we start to focus on the speck in someone else’s.


  1. Jonathan B on December 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    If you look into a mirror you see yourself not others. Work on yourself before you reach out to others. Let God speak to you this day and guide your heart. Amen

  2. Peggy F on December 20, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Another reason, among many reasons to have Psalm 139 as a daily prayer. verse 23,24
    ” Search me, O God, and know my heart, Try me and know my anxieties (emotions)
    And see if there is any wicked way ( way of pain) in me,
    And lead me in the way everlasting. Amen and Amen

    I pray to always deal with others , react to others, with the same grace and love , Jesus
    shows to me !!!!!!! Amen

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