You can see the speck in your friend's eye, but you don't notice the log in your own eye. How can you say, "My friend, let me take the speck out of your eye," when you don't see the log in your own eye? You're nothing but show-offs! First, take the log out of your own eye. Then you can see how to take the speck out of your friend's eye (Matthew 7:3-5 CEV).
Selfishness is usually what destroys a home. It's like termites eating away from the inside! For a permanent cure to this problem, we have to do an internal self-examination and eradicate the selfishness eating away at what we are trying to build. We have to get the selfish part of ourselves out of the way, so we can grow ... grow toward God and grow together as a family.
Selfishness helps us find the fault in others, rather than see the flaws in ourselves. Jesus, however, reminds us that we must first get our own problems addressed before we can even begin to address the problems in those around us. Now how could there be anything more fundamental than that?
Choose self-examination over selfishness! It'll make life work a lot better for you and your family, today. Instead of taking a peek to admire yourself in the mirror, look down into your soul. Examine your heart and your motives, and refuse the path of selfishness and commit to be God's person in your family today.
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