LOGS BEFORE SPECKS, OR LEAD THYSELF FIRSTimage

Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye. (Matt. 7: 3–5; New Revised Standard Version)

As you consider the above passage, do some leaders you have worked for or people you have worked with come to mind?1 Have you known some irritating hypocrites? This seems to be a common reaction, but perhaps the more important question ...

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