I was watching a commercial where a bank was being robbed. Everyone turned to the security guard in hopes of seeing him do something. He said: “I am a monitor, I just tell you when a robbery is happening, I don’t stop the robbery.” Then he said: “There’s a robbery going on.”
Another commercial had a man in a dentist chair where the doctor told the patient he had the biggest cavity he had ever seen. The dentist then turned to his assistant and said: “Are you ready to go get some lunch?” Of course the patient objected and wanted to know what the dentist was going to do about the cavity. The dentist replied that he didn’t fix dental problems, he just pointed them out.
Another commercial had a termite inspector examining a set of stairs in a house for termites. As he fell through the flight of stairs he said: "I don't fix anything, I just tell you if you have termites or not: "You have termites."
Aren't we all guilty of being ready to hand out advice but much slower in handing out help or working hard to solve the problem?
Matthew 7:16-20 (CEB); "You will know them by their fruit. Do people get bunches of grapes from thorny weeds, or do they get figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, and every rotten tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit. And a rotten tree can’t produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Therefore, you will know them by their fruit."