TEXT: Luke 6: 39-42
OUTLINE: Jesus on His teaching ministry comments on the danger of judging
CONTENT: Today’s focus is about passing judgment on others: We should treat others
as we would like others to treat us. Many people are quick to jump to conclusions before
knowing the facts. Jesus wants us not to be critical of others. Our criticisms should be
constructive if any, and pray about the situation s. Jesus spoke two parables to make clear the
danger on judging: (a) The blind cannot lead the blind. (b) First remove the plank from your eyes
before trying to remove the mote from your brother’s eye. Both cases show a hindrance, one
situation worse than the other; coming to this conclusion, you must see clearly before you can
lead others. No one is perfect.
A few reasons why these hindrances can deter church growth:
1. The Spirit of unforgiving will divide a congregation and hinder progress.
2. Lack of Humility. Too many of us like to laud our abilities over others.
3. Not enough love. We still lack the Agape’ love. John 13: 34-35. We must strive for growth
in our spiritual worship. Let our light shine, so those without can see and be led.
4. We must know what are our priorities; Matthew 6: 33. Seek to know the King of Kings, and
God will bless us.
Jesus is coming soon, we cannot lead others to light if we do not show God’s love in our
daily living. Our Government seems to have a plank in their eyes for they seek to tell other
nations what they need to do, yet, they are dividing babies from their parents. Like Herod, he
sought to kill children. We must keep on praying for wisdom and love.
Don’t keep score of wrongs done to you; let go, and let God do the healing.
—Sis. Delfina Anderson—