Judgement–it’s the one common shortfall in the human race–we ALL do it! The problem is, do we realize it? Have we walked around with cold, hardened, judgmental hearts in the name of Jesus so long that we don’t even realize it?
“If we walk in the light as He is in the light . . . ” (1 John 1:7). For many of us, walking in the light means walking according to the standard we have set up for another person. The deadliest attitude of the Pharisees that we exhibit today is not hypocrisy but that which comes from unconsciously living a lie. —Oswald Chambers
Freedom comes, hearts beat again and our lives are changed when we accept the melting love of Christ into our hearts. Keep looking at Christ–when you’re focused on Him you can’t judge. Remember where you came from–have mercy on others. Love people where they are–while we were yet sinning, Christ died for us. Put your standards of righteousness down and stop trying to get everyone else to live up to them. Let God be God and do the convicting–LOVE, unconditionally–And that means, don’t “love” with motive! (“Maybe if they see how loving I am they’ll come to church with me; maybe this loaf of bread will get me in the door…”)–oh how that bugs me! JUST LOVE–you’re a sinner too! Remember?!