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Seeing Sin In Others, Is Seeing It In Ourselves.

Morning Inspiration: Remember, the sins of some people are obvious, leading them to certain judgment. But there are others whose sins will not be revealed until later.
1st Timothy 5:24
These two simple sentences are packed with important info, & remind us of what other Scriptures teach: No one truly knows the heart of another person, except God. Our tendency is to build up human heroes as examples of perfection. Yet all of us have sinned, & all of us will sin again. We set ourselves up for disappointment when we place our faith & trust in anyone except Jesus. We are easily fooled by mankind, & we even fool ourselves. We think we won't fall into sin again, or that we won't get caught. God knows all & sees all. Jesus told us that someday, all our sins will be shouted from the rooftops! Ouch. So while the sin of some is obvious for us to see, we should pray for them, forgive & encourage them to follow the Lord. We are sinful too, so not qualified or worthy to be their judge & jury. Focus on following Jesus closely & moving away from our own sinful nature, as we pray to be forgiven & transformed into His image.

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