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From the Hayward church of Christ Bulletin

Accidents Related to My Blindside
 
 Those who lack understanding of their blindside while driving on the road are destined to cause an accident because of their inability to see their surroundings before they make a move. They know the direction they want to go, and a motion is made without thinking. After a costly mistake, we thank God that the innocent party is alive and safe, and we are well. Do you say never again to ignore your blindside? Do you allow wisdom to rule by checking multiple times before you make your move? Or do you continue to make that move because you do not see anyone out there, and you do not see yourself crashing?
 
 Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” I believe that we have a blind spot related to sin. We can see others who do things contrary to God’s Word, but we can not see ourselves in the very act of sin. If we could, would sin be repeated continuously? If we could see ourselves in the act of sin, why do we categorize everyone else’s sin high and our own as low? Why do we justify ourselves after sin has been committed? We did it, but we do not see ourselves to admit it. How can two people be at odds and both parties say they have done nothing wrong? Jesus said, “Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye” (Luke 6:42).
 
 The Bible records Moses before he committed murder in Exodus 2:12 “So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.” Since he believed no one was watching, he did what felt right at the time and ignored the right thing to do. Too often, we worry about others catching us in sin, while we need to open our eyes and see ourselves and the All-Seeing God who sees everything.
 
Open your eyes to see yourself. Don’t allow sin to create those lapses of judgment by lying to yourself. Don’t be like a witness to a crime that is afraid and say, “I didn’t see anything.” They saw and heard the horror but have removed themselves from the moment. Seeing how terrible sin is will keep you away from it. Also, know that God sees it all. “For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil” (1 Peter 3:21). Watch your blind spot.

 

 

 

Courtney Henderson      

Published March 12, 2022

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