“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:3-5
A possible answer....
Lord, I look at the speck in my brother's eye because its easier for me to point to someone else's fault than to see mine; and yet you have come not to condemn me, though I'm guilty, but have come to pay the penalty of my sin....oh Lord I'm sorry. I don't think to much about the plank in my eye because then I would not be the good person everyone thinks I am; and yet your Word says that there is no one good except God alone (Luke 18:19)
Honestly, often I am blinded with pride and I can't even see my own flaws. Oh Lord I don't want to be a hypocrite. Lord I know I can't pretend to you. Your Word reflects who we really are. We come to you who is able to wash us clean, refresh and renew us. Your Word says that you oppose the proud but give grace to the humble (James 4:6) Help us oh Lord to recognize when we sin so that we may come to you quickly! Lord, we know if we confess our sins, we know that you are faithful and just to purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). It's a new day! Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassion never fails. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23). Lord we will examine my own hearts.
God bless you!Liz