So many times, we’ll hear a sermon or read a Bible passage and think (hopefully not say) that a certain person or certain people should hear or read that. We are quick to spot another’s faults, but not our own. The early church was not so. Consider what they said when the Lord Jesus Christ told them that one of them was about to sin:
Matthew 26:21-22 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
Did you see that? They first looked at themselves. They were truly humble and realized how wretched they really were. They knew they were not above sinning. They knew they must first clean up themselves before cleaning up others.
When you hear a sermon or read a Bible passage, your first thought should be “Is it I?”