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  Northfield, NJ 08225


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Never A Fact Finder

"But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish between good and evil" (Heb.5:14).

When Jesus told the story about the man looking at a speck in his brother's eye while having a log in his own, (Matt.7:3-5) it was a wise teaching. Jesus would be constantly bombarded by the religious elite of the day trying to find fault with Him. It got so bad that he called them broods of vipers, blind fools, and hypocrites. They were the folks of the day with logs in their eyes, and Jesus wanted us to see the folly of their actions so that we would not be like them. One of the problems with a faultfinder is that he or she overlooks much good by only seeking evil... My title today tells it all... The faultfinder is rarely a fact finder. Today's verse says that one of the blessed things about spiritual maturity is the ability to distinguish between good and evil... The faultfinder will never have many friends because he or she will constantly pick them off. No one wants to be constantly picked to pieces and will eventually avoid contact with the faultfinder. "For the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you" (Matt.7:2). Finally, and sadly, the faultfinder will feed his or her ego until repentance becomes extremely difficult. Repentance takes humility, and faultfinding just doesn't co-exist with humility. If I have painted a grim picture about a person who constantly seeks to find fault in others, I meant to because it is such a terrible trait. The next devotional(s) will contain some solid advice on not being that guy with the log in his eye... Stay tuned...

Have a great day... Go about doing good... Love mark Phil.4:11

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