When we first encounter the cross, we look upon the Lamb of God from the foot of the cross. Thereafter, having received God’s Savior, should not our perspective be from the cross itself if indeed we are crucified with Christ?
You have not because you ask not (James 4:2).
Dear Lord, please show me what to ask for. Amen.
Could that “log in the eye” parable be a matter of perspective? Surely Jesus did not mean we can never help a brother with a splinter in his eye, because each of us has a log in our own eye. Or at least, that’s the way I’ve heard most believers apply the log and splinter parable, effectively rendering everyone unqualified to help another.
The splinter in my brother’s eye looks like a log from his perspective, when from mine, it is just a splinter. Likewise, the splinter in my own eye looks like a log to me because I’m so close to it. To my brother who sees it from a distance, it’s just a splinter.
At any rate, thank the Lord for brothers who see clearly to remove what to me looks like a log, but in reality, is just a splinter.
Is it any surprise
Money buys lies
And the Truth is free
That brings liberty