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? 42 How 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.—The words of Jesus as recorded by the Apostle Luke from Luke 6:41-42
Are you looking for a New Year’s resolution? Perhaps this video will help orient your thinking and point you in the right direction:
The Scripture passage at the beginning of this blog post gives us clear instruction from the Lord Jesus. As a new year begins, it’s high time we began to look at the people around us with the eyes of Jesus’ love for them. I’m in. How about you?
Will you pray with me?
Thank You, God, for loving us. Thank You for sending Jesus to be our Savior. Thank You for sending us Your Holy Spirit to dwell within us.
Help us throughout this new year to look at the people who cross our pathway with the eyes of Your love. We offer our bodies as living sacrifices. Please use us as instruments of your grace in this dying world.
Holy Spirit, we ask You to so fill us with your love that it will overflow and touch the lives of everyone around us. Speak words of Your calm assurance into our hearts and minds that we might share Your peace with those in need.
Thank You, dear Father, for Your grace that is greater than all our sin. And, thank You for hearing our prayer in and through the precious Name of Your Son, our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.