At this point in time, I would not be passing out big kudos--my world stays fuzzy too much to brag.
When the stars are all aligned and I am looking through just the right part of those glasses, it is great. Unfortunately, I am not yet proficient in lining the eyeball up with the lens.
While reading from the Prophet Isaiah's words today, I became aware of how my sin vision has become somewhat blurred. I am reading in the chapter about the consequences of the woes. As I read, I became convicted of my own sin.
You see I look at the sin of others through my magnifiers. I have those 2.5 x magnification lens pointed right at your sin and the way you are living. It not only makes things crystal clear, but enlarges them. I have gotten out the magnifying glass to look at your sins and woe unto you---for your sin is great! I am crying out for righteous judgement!
But when it comes to my sin---I am peering through the fuzzy never focused land in the middle of the lens. What do our car mirrors say, "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear." My sin may be closer and greater than I see. But unfortunately I fail to bring my own sin into focus and instead choose to look through the haze of a foggy lens.
As I read through those woes, I was convicted of how many I am guilty. For you see as long as I am keeping your sin in focus, mine becomes blurred and forgotten. I am guilty of peering through the lens of passing judgement and failing to look at the magnifying mirror at my own shortcomings. I want judgement for you and mercy for me.
I am thankful for God's mercy and pray for the clear vision to focus upon what is closest---me--when examining sin. I pray to see through the eyes of Jesus and to have the vision of righteousness and a heart filled with forgiveness.