Judge Not

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Devotional

Judge Not. 


“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Matthew‬ ‭7:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬


John‬ ‭13:34-35‬ ‭KJV‬‬ declares, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” Let Love lead your heart. Let Love guide your heart. Let Love soften your heart. 


Who are you judging? Who are you ridiculing? Who are you putting under your feet? Who are you scoffing at? Who are you looking down upon? The Bible commands us to Love one another. What are you sowing? Are you sowing discord, confusion, destruction or division? Choose to deliberately sow and show the Love of Christ to others. Choose to sow Love. 


Romans‬ ‭6:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬ declares, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” Shall we ignore sin so that God’s Grace may abound? No, God forbid. If we are dead to sin, we are alive in Christ. If we are alive in Christ, then let His Love reflect in us and through our words, deeds, and actions. 


Mark‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬ declares, “They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Let your life and light point to Christ. Point them to the Physician. Point them back to the arms of the Father.


God is a good Father and good Fathers corrects those He Loves. Proverbs‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬ declares, “My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”‬ Let God do the correcting. You choose to point others back to Christ. Choose to Love.