Monday, 15 April 2013

Today Reminder - 16 April 2013 (Judge)

A reminder for today
As she was praying to the LORD, Eli watched her. Seeing her lips moving but hearing no sound, he thought she had been drinking. "Must you come here drunk?" he demanded. "Throw away your wine!" (1 Samuel 1:12-14)

Ah the human nature in us. Eli shows something of our human nature that must be quite familiar to us all. He judges before he got all the facts.  Jesus spoke about judging others and how we should not judge people, because we can so easily be misguided by other.

"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. (Matthew 7:1-2)

My dear friend, why do we insist on trying to judge people when we are so terrible at it? Why do we think ourselves so godly when we are mere humans? Let us take the words of Jesus and make it part of our very being. Let’s be better and stand out in our pure hearts and holy living as we follow Jesus and His ways. Let us not judge but instead let’s listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and follow His guidance when it comes to our neighbours. 

"And why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own? 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? 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. "Don't waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don't throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you. (Matthew 7:3-6)

Change starts with you.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.