087-02 :: f.i.g.h.t. Part 02 :: Principle I

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Speaker: Jeff Mikels :: Passage: Various

Jesus tells this little illustration about a person who would try to get a speck out of his neighbor’s eye when he himself has a plank sticking out of his own eye. The concept has made its way into our societal consciousness in the form of encouragement not to judge each other, but I think Jesus had a different point than simply, “Don’t judge me until you deal with yourself!”

I think his point was that there are some things that blind us to ourselves, and anytime we enter into any kind of “constructive” conversation or any kind of conflict for that matter, one thing we need to do first is to do a little introspection.

Listen up to hear the three most important questions you can ask yourself before you enter into any conflict.

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