Abides in Him
Having a log in my eye clouds my vision as to only see the speck in your eye. We are taught, over and over, to look inwards, look at ourselves instead of looking at others. Clean our sins and the sins of others will take of themselves. We are taught, over and over, to love others as we love the Father and the Son of God. Do we, is the real question.
Giving of ourselves to others is one way we can show love and concern for others. Giving our time and resources shows others that we care about them and we are attempting to show our brothers and sisters that others care. When we care for one another we are a better community, a stronger community in Faith, in God and His Light shines ever brighter. If we do these outward “things” but still see the speck in another’s eye, are we abiding in Him or are we merely putting on a show?
I John 2 NKJV
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
7 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.
8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.
9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.
10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.
11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.