When those outside the church criticize our lack of love and hypocrisy, we respond as if we are being persecuted. But much of the perceived “persecution” is self-inflicted. We are rightly condemned by the culture around us when we fail to represent Jesus well.
One common objection to Christianity is that there is hypocrisy in the church. It would be wrong to deny this charge so how then should we respond?
Jesus used a humorous illustration to caution us against finding fault with our brothers. We must first remove the log from our own eye.
In Psalm 90, the psalmist prays that we might learn to number our days. Is this a call to get busy or is there some other meaning? How should we understand this prayer?