Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Judging Others

We weren't created to judge  others. 
That has been weighing heavy on my heart.
In my prayer time a few days ago God revealed to me a little revelation about judging others.
It is so important to grasp why we were created in the first place.
Our sole purpose of being here is for His kingdom and a relationship with Him.
God is the ONLY one who should be judging.
As women, it is so easy to judge the second we see how someone is dressed or see how someone looks.
The way we look on the outside does NOT show the condition of our hearts.
Just because someone doesn't look "right" doesn't give us the right to not talk to them or be ashamed to be seen with them.
Who made up the standards for looking "right" anyways? Only man did and NOT God.
God created us each as individuals with different likes and desires.
We start judging when our likes are different or someone lifestyle is different.
Even when we don't agree on lifestyles we aren't supposed to judge, we are supposed to LOVE.
God created us to love Him and love others.
Everyone of us should strive to see other people just like God sees us.
Be quick to forgive and not quick to judge.
Show His love towards the ones you judge.
When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." John 8:7
What if those men judging Mary Magdalene showed her love instead of condemning her?
When we judge we aren't showing Christ's love.
Everyone sins differently but in the eyes of God, sin is sin no matter what we do.
This life is for so much more than worrying about what other people are doing.
Instead of judging how about we help them find the love of God!
We can boldly reach out.
You never know when the Holy Spirit will use you to help change someones life.
Use the moment to share God's love instead of being quick to judge, walking away from them.
John 7:24 ESV
Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”
Matthew 7:1-5 ESV
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
Luke 6:37 ESV
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;
Ephesians 4:29 ESV
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

1 comment:

  1. Super hard to do, not judge people. You always get an impression and sometimes it's negative and then you feel like a judgey mcjudgerson.