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2021 11 02

Good morning.


In observing the run-up to yesterday's local government elections it has been interesting observe how the various political parties have gone about their election campaigns. By and large they have applied the same strategies.


Listening to the rhetoric of how poorly the different political parties have performed since the last elections, reminds us of the parable of "The Speck and The Plank" Matthew records for us in chapter 7:1-5.


"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."


Before we readily condemn the politicians, let us first look at ourselves. Do we need to remove the plank from our own eye? Human nature somehow is good at passing the blame to someone else.


Like so much of Christ's teachings this parable is counter culture. It requires a concerted effort on our part to apply it in our lives.


Together we can encourage each other as we go about applying His Word. Let's do it.


Blessings.

Mike and Daphne

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