Thursday, February 12, 2009

I Resemble That Remark

When we see people who are wicked and completely out of control, it is easy to feel superior and point a finger at them. But in doing this, the Scriptures remind us that we are only condemning ourselves. God is the only One who has the right to judge a person's actions because He is the only One who is perfect. When we believe that we are better than others, we are only building walls of denial around our own lives. But when we begin admitting that we are also guilty of the same things they are, God will begin tearing down those walls. He wants us to achieve a level of Christian joy and happiness that we can't even imagine. But we are the ones who hinder that progress. So today, instead of judging others by their actions, perhaps we should use their actions to truly judge ourselves. For it is only then that we can truly grow to be more like our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 2:1 says, "You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things."

Father, forgive us for when we judge others. Remind us that we have enough trouble dealing with our own lives, let alone somebody Else's life. In Jesus name, Amen.

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