|Are You Talking To
By Steve Higginbotham
The story is told of a man who
was in court, being cross examined by the prosecuting
attorney. The attorney very forcefully said, "Is it not true
that you accepted several thousand dollars to compromise this
case?" The man in the witness chair said nothing. Again, the
attorney said, "Is it not true that you accepted several
thousand dollars to compromise this case?" Again, the man
just sat there and said nothing. Finally, the judge leaned
over and whispered to the man, "Sir, you must answer his
question." The man innocently looked at the judge and said,
"Oh, I'm sorry, I thought he was talking to you."
Isn't that just like humans?
We fail to make application to ourselves, but instead look to
blame or accuse others. I think many of my sermons have had a
very similar response. Everyone thinks I'm talking to someone
else. Some good brother or sister will come out the door on
Sunday and say, "Boy, now that was a good sermon. I sure hope
brother so-and-so was here today to hear it, because they
Friends, before we try to make
application of truth upon another person's life, should we not
first do a little introspective soul-searching? Before we
remove the speck from another person's eye, maybe we first
ought to remove the beam from our own (Matthew 7:1-5). Give
it some thought.
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