Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Daily Devotion: Why We Can’t See the Real Problem

Bible Reading: Matthew 7:1-12

Key Verse: Verse 3 - "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?"

Key Words: why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye

Have you ever wondered why some people can’t see their problems or situations as clearly as you seem to see it?

A Wall Street broker had fallen in love with a young lady and began dating her. He was very wealthy and he had to be careful whom he related to. He didn’t want to relate to somebody who would damage him or only come after him for his money. So he had one of his associates hire a private detective to find out everything there was to find out about this lady. He didn’t want to make a mistake. He also didn’t want the private eye to know whom he was doing the investigation for, lest the girl find out later and think that her love didn’t trust her.

The broker got his associate to hire a private eye to check up on this lady without telling the detective who it was that was making the assignment and paying the bill. After a number of weeks, the report came back on the young lady whom the broker was considering. The report said, “I have investigated this young lady and she has a squeaky clean life. Perfect in every detail, no flaws, no known mistakes. She is on the up and up in every possible way. However, there is one little possible blip on the screen of her life. She is often seen around town in the company of a young broker whose dubious business practices and principles are well known.” You see, the problem may just be you, not the other guy.

What to do:
✞ Remember, if all you see is the faults of others, it’s because you have a beam in your eye.

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