Finding fault with others - Tuesday's Dose - June 25th 2013

Tuesday's Dose - June 25th 2013

Finding fault with others

Today's Scripture

3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, `Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. - (Matthew 7:3-5) (NKJV).

Thoughts for Today

One day the class teacher asked Kumar to bring his home-work notebook. He Said, Sir, I haven't done home-work." When the teacher asked why didn't he replied, "Sir, I could not do home-work because the television in our house was so loud." The teacher asked, "Why didn't you ask anybody to lower the volume?" He said, "There was no one in the house."

Many a time, we hasten to blame others saying they didn't do this, that etc. We complain about the church saying, "I think the Church should support more missionaries." We maybe right some times. But before asking such questions, we should ask ourselves "What have I done for that?" Accusing others without doing anything ourselves is not fair. It is wrong.

Once Bro. Augustine Jebakumar said, "If nobody did one thing for the Lord, go and do it yourself." Many of us don't do anything for the Lord, do not sacrificially spare time for God's work or support God's work with money; but are very quick in talking bad about others who do! They gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "You take too much upon yourselves, for all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?" (Numbers 16:3) Like that we also go on only asking, "Can't we do that like them?" As long as you are asking like this the Lord cannot use you. Only when you submit your money, time and talents at His feet and pray, "Father, use me!" then He will use you. If we grumble about God's servants, we will sadden the Holy Spirit in us and ignorant of Him leaving us too. But if we as a Church unit together to pray for the perishing souls and for the growth of the new souls coming into the Church, the enemy will be put to shame and hung his head.

Believers should grow in good characters and conduct. As the verse says, "But reject profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness." (1 Timothy 4:7), let us not get involved in vain arguments and slander other believers. Instead we should speak edifying words and increase in good deeds. "Accuser" is a name given to Satan. Let us not get that name too, but let us strive to extend the kingdom of God. Let us not accuse others for high volume in televeision, but switch off it ourselves. As per the saying, "If nobody does that, you do it yourself" let us do something for the Lord. The Lord loves it. Amen. Hallelujah,

If we praise, Satan will run;
If we murmur, he will come back.
Let us demolish the wall with praises
And sing joyfully without accusing!

Prayer: "Our loving Heavenly Father, we thank you for guiding us. Help us to work towards the extension of Your kingdom, rather than accusing others and finding fault with them. Grant us grace to protect the salvation we received without becoming targets for your anger. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Tuesday and God Bless you.