Do As We Say

Read This: “Why do you see the speck in your own eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while there is a beam in your own? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:3-5)

Think: There’s no doubt parenting is hard work. It stretches us in ways we never imagined. But the real struggle isn’t the daily grind of keeping the kids dressed, fed, and relatively civilized. The real battle is happening below the surface. Because in reality, the hardest part of parenting is being an example of the person we want our children to become.

This video gave us some pretty extreme examples of hypocrisy and we might watch and find comfort in the fact that at least we’re not that bad. But hypocrisy isn’t just in our behavior, just as toxic and even harder to control is our attitude. As parents we are models of adulthood for our children. But it’s so easy to have higher expectations for others, especially our children, than we do for ourselves.

Read the rest of this devotional on The Skit Guys’ blog.

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