Saturday, April 20, 2019
“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:” (Luke 6:37)
As a Christian, one of the features of your recreated human spirit is love, and love doesn’t judge nor slander others. Never tell stories that’ll make your hearers dislike those you’re talking about. It’s wrong. When you judge others, God ignores you. You might want to ask, “How do you know?”
One day, Jesus was sitting somewhere and the Jewish leaders and men chased after a woman whom they said was caught in the very act of adultery. So they said to Jesus, John 8:4-6 “…Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
These scribes and Pharisees were ready to stone the woman to death, according to the Law of Moses, and wanted Jesus’ opinion. The Bible says Jesus ignored them and wrote with his finger on the ground, because that’s what God does to judgmental people. Jesus said, “I do what I see my Father do” (John 5:19). So, when He ignored them, He was expressing the Father’s response to judgmental behavior.
Jesus recognized her sin; meaning we can recognize when people do something that’s wrong; yet, like Jesus, don’t judge them. Give a good picture about others; don’t be the one to project them in a bad light. Your role is to propagate love.
Dear Father, thank you for sending your Son Jesus in the likeness of men, to show us how to live. As He is, so am I in this world, full of love and compassion and knowing what and how to answer every man in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Ecc. 5:2, John 7:24, Rom. 14:4.
Bringing others down doesn’t lift you up.