The Mystery of the Log

“Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.” – Matthew 7:5; NLT

Ah, the log. That unforgiving piece of wood that sticks out of your eye.

That sucker hurts, doesn’t it?

That log blocks your vision. That log keeps you from helping.

That log is the most inconvenient thing in your life.

And we have all missed the mystery of it.

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Give Til It Hurts?

How many times have you heard that? Or something similar?

“If you want God to bless you, give more than you are capable of giving! Give til it hurts!”

Now, I’m not going to knock the Prosperity Gospel, though I have a laundry list of grievances against it. What I am going to say is that giving til it hurts is not something the Bible advocates.

As a matter of fact, it calls for the exact opposite.

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