Stop Judging, Show Mercy

February 25

"Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. and why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own?" ~ Matthew 7:1-3 NLT

Before you were born into My kingdom, it was only natural for you to judge, criticize, and condemn others for their faults and wrongdoings. But, dear one, that was then. When you were born again, you became a vessel of mercy. You were spared all of My Father's righteous judgement, condemnation and punishment for your sins. Your debt to God was fully paid by My death on the cross. Though you were dead in sin, the Holy Spirit brought you to life. In spite of all your sinful thoughts, words, and deeds, My Father has shown His tender mercies toward you in ways you can't imagine. Knowing everything He has done for you, can you understand why I want you to be a reflection of His grace and mercy to others? You are His light in this dark world. If people don't see His mercy in you, they may never see it anywhere else. Stop focusing on the failings and faults of others, and instead look for ways to demonstrate His grace to them. If you must correct them, do so in humility, with love and gentleness. Spend more time removing the beams from your own eye rather than noticing the tiny splinters in the eyes of others.

"He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day." ~ John 12:48 NSB

(Jesus Speaks by Steven K. Scott)

February 25
Stop Judging Show Mercy

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