**This post comes from a devotional book one of my boys has, “Discovering Purpose.” I just picked it up for the first time in a couple of months and it spoke to me so strongly, I thought I would share. Christians can easily turn their backs on others because they stand in judgment and somehow believe they are better than the non-churched or the lost. EVERYONE needs Jesus. It’s only by grace you are saved. Not who you are. Not where you come from. His grace is free to ANYONE who seeks. It’s important for us to remember we are called to BRING OTHERS TO HIM and LOVE OTHERS! Not just those we deem worthy. Let us rejoice when someone seeks Him, for whatever reason. I’ve seen many, many walk in the church doors because they were forced to come by a family member, to impress a boyfriend/girlfriend, or just because they want to hang-out with a friend…..and God changed their life! God can do ANYTHING for ANYONE. When you make someone feel unwelcome or unwanted or simply uncomfortable when they come to church, you just might be responsible for running them off from God. We should always be careful not to stand in the way of God’s plan! Instead, let’s devote ourselves to being apart of it!
Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. Stop criticizing others, or it will all come back on you. If you forgive others, you will be forgiven. —Luke 6:37
Here’s something worth thinking about: If you judge other people harshly, God will judge you in the same fashion. But that’s not all (thank goodness!). The Bible also promises that if you forgive others, you, too, will be forgiven. Have you developed the bad habit of behaving yourself like an amateur judge and jury, assigning blame and condemnation wherever you go? If so it’s time to grow up and obey God.
When it comes to judging everything and everybody, God doesn’t need your help… and He doesn’t want it. So the next time you’re beset by the temptation to judge another human being’s motives, catch yourself before you make that mistake. Don’t be a judge, be a witness.
You’re ability to judge others requires a divine insight that you simply don’t have. So do everybody (including yourself) a favor: don’t judge.
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