The High Life (Part 1)

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Matthew 7:1-6 The High Life 

Measuring UP

GOD’s Standard

“”Do not judge so that you will not be judged. Matthew 7:1

Spiritual Discrimination – the practice of self righteousness

“And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:9-10‬ ‭NASB‬‬

For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Matthew‬ ‭7:2

Personal Expectations – projection of personal standards

“The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’ Luke‬ ‭18:11-12‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Spiritual Discernment – the practice of self examination

“But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’ I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”” Luke‬ ‭18:13-14‬ ‭NASB‬

Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, 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 brother’s eye. “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” Matthew‬ ‭7:3-6‬ ‭

Personal Evaluation – inspection of personal standards

“But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:4‬ ‭NASB
“The High Life (Part 1)” by Reverend Timothy Hunter. Released: 2018. Genre: Sermon Audio.