Friday, March 22, 2013

Let us be slow to judge(compiled)

Prov 25:7b & 8a it's said.."....what you've seen with your eyes do not bring hastily to court....."
1 Cor 4:5,"Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time...wait till the Lord comes....HE WILL BRING TO LIGHT WHAT IS HIDDEN IN DARKNESS & WILL EXPOSE THE MOTIVES OF MEN'S HEART......."

To the Lawyer the wounded man was a subject to discuss.
To the robbers the wounded man was someone to use and exploit.
To the religious men, the wounded man was a problem to be avoided
To the Samaritan, the wounded man was a human being worth being cared for and loved.
To the innkeeper, the wounded man was a customer to serve.
Jesus used the story of the good Samaritan to make clear what attitude was acceptable to Him!

Judge Gently... 
Pray, don't find fault with the man that limps 
Or stumbles along the road 
Unless you have worn the shoes he wears 
Or struggled beneath his load

There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt
Though hidden away from view
Or the burden he bears placed on your back
Might cause you to stumble too

Don't sneer at the man who's down today 
Unless you have felt the blow 
That caused his fall or felt the shame 
That only the fallen know

You may be strong but still the blows 
That was his if dealt to you 
In the selfsame way, at the selfsame time 
Might cause you to stagger too 

Don't be too harsh with the man that sins
Or pelt him with word or stone
Unless you are sure - yea, doubly sure -
That you have no sins of your own.

For you know, perhaps,
If the tempter's voice should whisper as soft to you
As it did to him when he went astray
It might cause you to falter too
-- Author Unknown

Mark 9:  38"Teacher," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us."
 39"Do not stop him," Jesus said. "No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,
 40for whoever is not against us is for us. 
Philippians 1: 15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
17The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.
18But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.