God desires for His true worshipers to worship Him "In Spirit and In Truth"! (John 4:23-24)
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Judging Other People
What people see in others also exists in them. Yet, so many times, people are too eager to point their hypocritical fingers at others instead of realizing there is another finger on their hand pointing back at them.
"Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:1-5, NKJV)
In this particular passage from Matthew, God tells us that with the measure you use for others...it will be measured back to you. It is also evident when the judgment comes back on the people who are originally pointing their fingers at others. Therefore, look at yourself and judge yourself before even attempting to point out what you think you see in other people. Know and remember that the condemnation you receive from the judgment only comes for the devil---the accuser of the brethren---and not from our heavenly Father.
"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." (Romans 8:1, NKJV)
Our Father never points out our weaknesses, imperfections, flaws, struggles because He already took care of all of it on the cross for us. He lovingly convicts us of knowing better and doing better because of our righteousness in Christ. He already sees us as He sees His son, Jesus. Pure. Blameless. Above reproach. Righteous. Holy. Complete. Perfect.
So, don't believe nor receive the lies from the enemy of people's souls. Only believe and receive the truth from God and His word. It is absolute and eternal. And, the only word that truly matters at all.