Beam Questions vs Mote Questions

Jesus is a Carpenter – a Builder

A carpenter knows that a house is constructed with beams. The beams hold a house together.

Motes are specks of wood like sawdust that you sweep up after the house is built.

Matthew 7:3-5

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

What did Jesus mean here?

If you are rebellious against the basic laws, commandments, and ordinances – the structural beams that build a family, a congregation, and the kingdom of God together – you don’t get to nitpick the perspectives of those who are being obedient and building or rebuilding families, congregations, and the kingdom of God on the laws, commandments, and ordinances of God.

Elijah is calling a nation back to the laws of YAHUAH – but you say he’s negative and mean. Do you know how many lives he’s saving?

John the Baptist is preparing the way for Jesus the Messiah, by calling every segment of society to repent – but you say his branding is not friendly enough. He could dress better? Maybe he would offend less people if he wore fancier clothes?

Paul the Apostle is bringing the gospel of the Kingdom to entire new languages and nations of people – but you say his speaking skills are weak. I guess he’s not talented enough to be a leader. Do you know how hard it is to lead people forward and how easy it is to lead them backwards?

Meanwhile our society is in rebellion against the very laws, commandments, and ordinances – the structural beams that keep families, congregations, and the kingdom of God together.

Manipulators will always have an excuse not to obey, repent, and change their lives in submission to God’s Commandments and Order.

Before you point out the SPECKS in your brother’s perspective, ask yourself these BEAM questions:

Do you guard and protect all 10 Commandments aka the Law of Liberty and Testimony of the Father?

Are you submissive to the order and authority in your marriage covenant family?

Are you still following youthful lusts of fame and fortune, or are you a faithful servant to your job or business?

Are you submissive to Jesus’ New Covenant Commandments and Ordinances in your Congregation?

Are you building what Jesus the Carpenter and Chief Apostle is building (Disciples, Families, and Congregations) or are you building your own conceits (special ideas)?

Did your brother get sawdust in his eye from trying to help you saw off the beams in your eyes?

Can you remove your beams… and then use your beams to help your brother finish building the house… and then help him sweep up & wash away the sawdust from his eye?

Does this mean that family and Assembly leaders can do or say whatever they want, however they want?

No – imperfect leaders definitely will be held accountable. They will be judged even more harshly because of their responsibility to guard the Commandments and set the Order that protects the weak and the innocent.

But it does mean that if you lack basic structural beams of obedience, order, and accountability in your life, you cannot see clearly yet.

Therefore you should not be trying to clean up the sawdust in someone else’s life.

Get your life in order first; then you will be able to see clearly, and then you can help your brother clean up the sawdust.

In Summary:

People that major on minors are usually failing on majors.

Get your Life in Order and learn to keep God’s Commandments before you criticize someone else’s communication skills, language, personality, or talent level.

Get your beams in place before you complain about sawdust from the work someone else is doing.

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