Friday, March 22, 2013

Judge not!

"Lord give us Your love in our hearts to love everyone like You loved, to pray for those who persecute us, not be quick to judge others as we may not really know what the truth is.Love You Lord, In Jesus Name,

 God's word says.."Judge not..."
Luke 6:3 [ Judging Others ] "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. easily we judge people.
In the body of Christ there are people with different level of faith. Some are just babies in Christ, still learning to walk. so they fall and stumble.
The stronger brothers and sisters need to help the struggling and weak. They need to teach them, discipline, rebuke and correct them and pray for them and with them.
That's why God's Word says in..
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
 Timothy 4:2 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
The stronger you grow in the Lord our walk gets steadier and we are well equipped to resist the enemy.
But the strong and standing too need to be careful...
1 Corinthians 10:12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!
We are not all perfect..
We are all sinners saved by Grace and walking towards perfection.
He's moulding and making us into a beautiful vessel of His choice.
He'll refine us in fire.
He clothes us with robe of righteousness
Isaiah 61:10 I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
The Bible says...
1 John 3:2 "Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is."
Then there are others who have wandered away. We need to pray for them and see if we can help in leading them back to the right path.
Let's not point fingers and scoff at the weak and struggling.
Let's not judge and label people.
Max Lucado writes....:
You’ve judged. You’ve labeled. You’ve slammed the gravel and proclaimed the guilt before knowing the facts. If that is you, go back to John 9:4 and understand what the work of God is: “While it is daytime we must continue doing the work of the one who sent me.”
        What is the work of God?

Accepting people.
Loving before judging.
Caring before condemning.
~Max Lucado~
Let's not laugh at the weak and foolish, for God can choose them and make them mighty men and women of God.
1 Corinthians 1:27 "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong."He detests the proud.
Proverbs 16:5 "The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished."
As we grow stronger in Him..we walk steadier and we will know to flee from sin and temptation.
He will help us in our weaknesses...
Romans 8:26 "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."

Let's think thrice before we act or speak...!
Let God's love rule our heart at all times.
Jesus expects us to be like the good Samaritan.
Let's be willing to learn, eager to grow and keep serving the Lord with gladness.
God Bless each of you..
Good Night,