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The Only Pure Judge

Matthew 7:“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. 3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.

The old saying "Beauty is In The Eyes of the Beholder" parallels with above scripture about judging. Judging is in the hands of the judge, and if that is us then it is a flawed judgment. The way a person might try to keep judgment off themselves is to always judge others harshly. We tend to forget our sinful condition when we judge and that throws everything off. When we constantly judge we bring unforgiveness into the picture and that takes us to a whole new level of sin because we have put ourselves in the place that only God can sit. Some Christians mistakingly try to take God's Word to justify their wrong judgment on a person and God is the only one who is pure in His judgment. I have heard the statement made by a person after finding a fault in another person and that statment is "I can never forgive that." In reality that statement is true because God's forgiveness is so far beyond ours we apparently cannot realize what it is so we try to judge like Almighty God would judge and manipulated His holy Word to do it. That is wrong and absolutely blasphemy!

God's judgment was dealt with on the cross and to realize the extent that His judgment went when He placed it on Jesus causes any judgment we might attempt to pale in comparison. I admit it, I judge people and I am wrong for doing it. But God has done a work in my heart to change and Praise God for doing it. By the way, I have people judge me and my motives all the time, but that is not their call anymore than it is mine. Some Christians will use a smart-aleck effort allow them to judge by saying "I am just picking fruit." Once again, that is not what our fruit is all about, so stop using that as an excuse to judge and sin. Time to grow up and act like people who truly follow Jesus and quit judging people and begin to share Jesus with them and quit trying to be God. There is only one God and we are not him.

The Golden Rule goes like this in Matthew 7:12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. God's judgment is Golden and Pure and His judgment has been paid for by Jesus on the cross. May we realize what God has given by sacrificing His Son for our forgiveness so we might begin to live a judgment free life ourselves.

The Pilgrimage Continues..

David Warren

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