Don’t you hate it when you have bad breath and someone points it out to you? Or worse, when they DON’T point it out!
The fact is, we live with the germs in our mouths every day. We are accustomed to them. We don’t notice them. We don’t even think about them. That is until someone offers you a Tic Tac! Then, miraculously, we become all self-aware. Even hyper-sensitive to the stinky-breathed people around us. OK, so I’ve taken the analogy just a little further than needed, but that’s what I do!
Of course, the sub-text here is that we all have “blind spots” that we’re completely unaware of until someone points them out to us. Prov 27:6 is one of my favorites – “faithful are the wounds of a friend”. A true friend is one who will point out your stinky-ness. A true friend doesn’t let you walk around with a booger hanging off the end of your nose. A true friend will hold up a mirror and say “Fix it!!!”
That’s the kind of friend that God can be if only we learn how to let Him.