It is a distraction game. It is classic but I see it happening. I do it sometimes as well. I need to see it in myself and root it out.
I point my finger at others. I do it consistently. It is what about them. See how bad and evil they are. Just look at them.
I mistakenly think God won’t see what I am doing and come down hard on me. God is God. God isn’t fooled. God isn’t distracted. Jesus knows I’ve got a plank in my eye while I am pointing out the speck in someone else’s eye. God isn’t fooled.
I am big on God is good and in a good mood. I say it all the time. Just because He is good doesn’t mean He is going to let me off the hook. He is not. There will be a day of reckoning. God will judge. God will remember whether I follow Jesus and accept His payment for my having missed God’s goal for my life.
God is kind, but he’s not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change.
My job is to think radically different and act based on what I know Jesus my King wants me to.