The news lately has been absolutely dreadful to follow, especially if you watch it on television. Take the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia as a perfect example: everyone is going crazy and blaming everyone else for the chaos in the world.
The words of Christ always ring true in every circumstance, but in some they are so applicable! Remove the log out of your eye, Justin, before you examine the speck in someone else's.
Personal spiritual examination is often painful, but it is necessary and often yields the sweetest fruit. The Lord directed me today, in this thought, to Psalm 51. The personal pronouns of King David are central to his self-examination and repentance.
"Create in ME a clean heart…renew a right spirit within ME…cast ME not away from your presence…do not take your Holy Spirit from ME…restore to ME the joy of your salvation…and sustain ME with a willing spirit."
May it be true in my life that I am a man who does not shy away from hard self-examination and personal repentance.