The Kleva Heart

A man guards within his heart what he condemns many times over in others.

Charles Spurgeon explained:

As in the old legend, the wolf preached against sheep-stealing, so very many hunt down those sins in others which they gladly shelter in themselves.

God allows enemies to rise up to mirror our own behavior. If we sincerely seek God, He will show us some things about ourselves we were too busy to see or to stubborn to admit to. (Francis Fenelon, 1651-1715)

Paschaius Radbertus, a ninth century Benedictine monk, wrote:

The apostles took every care not to be drawn from the right path. They kept watch, observing the universal precepts their master had given to His disciples so as to be ready when He came again. Consequently we must always be on the lookout for Christ's twofold coming. It is the one when He comes day after day to stir our consciences , and the other when we have to give an account of everything we have done, or ought to have done but didn't. He comes to us now in order that His future coming may find us prepared.

And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. (Matthew 7:3-5)

Those foolish Christians who pen treaties with sin fail to understand the power, the guile and the patience of satan to wrest Christians away from their Lord.

It is far better to be in the fight against sin, than be too blind or too proud to be at war with sin at all.

Today's Soul Snippet:

"He who kneels first stands longest."