It’s amazing how quick and easy it is for holiness advocates to see the speck of sawdust in their brothers’ eyes when they themselves have the same or worse in their eyes. I know this from myself. I battle each day with the tendency of seeing all other people worse of sinners than me. I tell you what I see them to be doing:
- They rob the employers of paid for time, yet I often come late to work.
- Unfaithful to their wives, yet I sometimes find myself watching a nudity or sex scene on TV and not tell my wife.
- I see them practicing nepotism at work, yet I know I also don’t share the same love / affection for all colleagues.
- I see them knock off early at work, yet I sometimes sneak out to talk to my wife during working hours.
- I see them embezzle company funds, yet I sometime make personal calls from a company phone.
- I see them worshiping other Gods, yet I often get to the doctor before even praying about a child’s sickness.
- I see them owing others, yet I often fail on church offering.
- I see them failing to respect subordinates, yet I never tolerate drunkards talking on my face
- They gossip, yet I sit down and to the listen the gossip.
- They are selfish, yet when I see a bagger I give him the least from my wallet coins or nothing at all.
- They disobey the call to Christianity, yet I often go against the will of the Holy Spirit in my life.
The list is endless, yet one thing is worth noting; we all fall short. In fact, there is no point ranking sins because before God all sins are the same.
Therefore, you will never see a sinless individual in this world. However, you can see someone who is committed to avoiding sin, repenting at all times, consulting God’s grace for each move and constantly purifying themselves. That’s all that Holiness is all about.
Remember this one thing; without holiness, no man shall see God. Hebrews 12:14