07 Wednesday 03-04
BIBLE STUDY TEXT FOR SUNDAY 03-08
39 He also told them a parable:
“Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?
40 A disciple is not above the teacher,
but everyone who is fully qualified will be like the teacher.
41 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye,
but do not notice the log in your own eye?
42 Or how can you say to your neighbor,
“Friend, let me take out the speck in your eye,’
when you yourself do not see the log 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.
43 No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit;
44 for each tree is known by its own fruit.
Figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush.
45 The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good,
and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil;
for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.
The series of images that Jesus presents are meant to make us think about our choices.
When learning about God, choose your guide carefully;
when tasked with teaching, be a guide who can see the destination clearly,
so both guide and guided do not stumble and fail together.