Fingers...

Fingers. I love chubby little toddler fingers. Fingers type. Fingers text. Fingers grasp. Fingers push buttons. Fingers touch. Fingers hold. Fingers point.

Why do we point fingers? "You may be saying, 'What terrible people you have been talking about!' But you are just as bad, and you have no excuse? When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you do these very same things. Do you think that God will judge and condemn others for doing them and not judge you when you do them, too? Don't you realize how kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Or don't you care? Can't you see how kind he has been in giving you time to turn from your sin." (Romans 2:1-4) Pointing fingers are fine as long as they are pointing away from us.

There are a few reasons why we might point fingers. First, we might point fingers so people won't notice our mistakes. If we talk about how awful our neighbor is, our friend might assume we have it all together. Next, maybe we point fingers so no one will confront us. Lastly, we might be even hoping to distract God. God might not notice our actions and hearts.

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