Today, I had an eye appointment. To check my eye sight, they have to the unthinkable including having bright lights shown in your eyes, have you read an eye-chart, have a round bright circular light nearly touch your pupil, and the dreaded dilation process. Thankfully, my eyes were only 5% difference from what my glasses are right now-all due to a regular check up on my eyes.
There is a spiritual aspect to this, however. We,, the people in the church, can become overly critical of others, & it’s easy! The reason it’s easy is ’cause we tend to compare other Christians to ourselves, but we don’t feel this way until we have a firm grasp of what the church says is true. Then, we feel the right to “criticize” other Christians “in the name of Jesus.”
This, we have to be careful of. As stated in Matthew 7:2-4, Jesus says for us Christians to be careful-“For with the judgement you pronounce you will be judged, & with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see a speck 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 a log in your own eye?”
Feeling convicted? How do us Christians prevent this from happening? It’s time for a spiritual eye check up. How do I do that? First, read God’s Word. Ask God to speak to you concerning the Word you just read. Next, get some friends who know the Word (possibly your pastor & the leaders of your church). And, through the Holy Spirit, be open to anyone that you receive good advise from. Start Holy habits-make regular a time with God each day, maybe celebrate communion (you & the Lord), continually pray for humility, etc… I’ll leave you to figure this out on your own.
I guarantee, if you do these things, you will become spiritually mature in Jesus Christ.