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“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:1-3, ESV) Why is it so easy for me to see your faults but not my own? I think I have good vision; but if I’m blinded to my own shortcomings, I may have a vision problem after all. Perhaps I need an eye exam to…

Shame is a worldwide issue; it creeps into people’s minds in the midnight hour, during a happy moment with family, or even when we are sitting on a pew at church. Shame is a device of the enemy that hinders us from running after God becuase it oftentimes causes us to run from Him. Today, you may feel encumbered by the shame of your past or even the shame of missed opportunities due to uncontrollable circumstances. What is one thing that will combat shame? Forgiveness. The word forgive means to release. What do you need to release into God’s hands…

And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. Mark 8:22­–25 Reacting to God There isn’t a person reading…