Yea I am back. Yesterday was was a busy day for me. A lot of running around and putting out fires. Do you sometimes feel like your head is not attached to your body at times? I was in that kind of mode yesterday. I am glad to be back writing a blog for you. As the saying goes “Glad to be back in the saddle again.”
Are you judging people on the way they talk, what they have done to you, or how they look? I know I am sometimes bad at this and working hard not do it at all. If you know me I can talk to anyone on a drop of a dime and get to know you in a minute. Two days ago I had rented the “The Shack” it is very worth every penny. Without giving out too much of the movie there was a section where he had a meeting with wisdom. During his meeting, she had explained thing in his life where he was judging events or people in his life. She asked him who is he God and what power does he have to do this. This started to make me think. Why do we not take off the judging glasses and look inside ourself and heal the areas that need to be healed? I know it sounds easier than it sounds it can be done. What does the Bible say about judging people?
What does the Bible say about judging people?
The Bible is pretty straight foward on this subject. Here are a few verses that will help you out. In Matthew 7:1-5 is a great start on what the Bible says.
“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.”
I sure do not want to be the one in this situation at all. There are two parts to this verse that stand out at me. One being that if I judge that He will judge me. The other part I have taken out of this verse is that we are hypocrites. We want to change someone else but when we look at ourselves there is so much more that we need to change first. The next verse that I find to help out is James 4:11-12.
“Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?”
This is a very strong verse that warns us aginst speaking or thinking evil against our brothers and sisters. If we do the Bible is telling us that we start to be the law and judge as we are not created to be. The only one that should judge would be the Father Himself. instead of judging, we need to love each other for who we are. I will be working on not casting judgment because I do not want to be judged. The last verse that I want to share comes from 1 Corinthians 4:3-5 that tells us.
” But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.”
As Pual was writing to the about the way the apostles of church ministry should do and act he wanted to remind them not to judge. Everything will be judged by God when He comes back to earth. We are also not to hide anything from Him in our heart because that will also be shown when he comes back. As we have seen today that judging man or others are very wrong. We need to ask for forgiveness and work toward the good of the father that is our creator.
As you enjoy your weekend and run into anyone that does not meet what you perceive good or your liking, remember that it not what you see that matters but what in the heart. If feel the urge to stop the person and ask to pray with them feel free to do so. You might lift up their spirits.
Thank you for stopping by today and following my journey. It has been one exciting and busy week for me. I am still learning how to do blogs and if anyone wants to help feel free to reach out. I am not a person that will not take any help or suggestions away from people. Today we will hit the 1,000 views mark, plus 500 vistitors to the blog since less than 3 mouths ago. I could not do it without you. When we hit 1,00 visitors I will do something special for the group. Continue to share the blogs if you are blessed and want to bless others. Here are two past post that will help you through your journey.
Have a blessed day,
Carlton Lucas Moss