Tuesday 12.18.12

Do you judge others?  I think everyone is guilty of being judgmental, but it is really not our place.  We all have something in our life that someone could look at and say they would do it differently.  Unfortunately people often feel heavily criticized by the people that should love them the most, family, friends, church members, etc.  As Christians, we hold our self to a standard to set ourselves apart from the world.  Do we always do this successfully? No.  The only person that never failed was Jesus.  But even he was judged by others.  Jesus was criticized in the New Testament for eating with tax collectors and sinners in Matthew 9:10-11.  On hearing this Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  But go and learn what this means:  I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. 

I love how Jesus explains things so perfectly and says it not the healthy that need a doctor, but the sick.  If you think you have no imperfections in your life, I would seriously re-evaluate.  While you are re-evaluating your life, try not to focus others problems.  Often we do that to escape our own issues.  Remember there is only one person that never made mistakes and it is not you or I.

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?  Matthew 7:1-3

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