Monday, 20 June 2016

Today Reminder – 20 June 2016

 A reminder for today
So why do you condemn another believer? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For the Scriptures say, "'As surely as I live,' says the LORD, 'every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God '" (Romans 14:10-11)

To condemn other has become an everyday thing. We are so quick to see the wrongs and mistakes of another that we become blind to our own faults. We blame other for our mistakes and we ignore the Lord in our decisions. We gossip and we say bad things of other. We spend hours on Facebook looking at what other do and then we criticize them. Facebook has become a missive problem in this world. It not only opens the web for gossip and vanity it robs us of personal contact. We are quick to criticize and slow to understand. We envy and we lie and we hurt as we live for only ourselves.

What did Jesus say about this? How can you think of saying, '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. (Luke 6:42)

So it is quite simple – do not condemn or gossip. We will all stand before the Lord in the end and I can guarantee you that God will look at the way you judged and condemned. Why is it so hard to just love your neighbour? Why is it so hard for people to leave other alone? When we turn to God and give our hearts for Jesus, we break from this kind of living. We turn from a life of gossip and hate and sin to a life of freedom and peace. We turn away from the world so that we can be accepted in the new world and the new heaven. We stand against hurt and pain so that we can show love and acceptance. We become a vessel of good news as we live for God and honour His name. Sometimes you must just take yourself out of your picture so that you can see other the way God sees them. 

Lord, help us to be better and guide us away from gossip and condemnation into a judgement free way of life. Let us be your voice here on earth and for the sake of the world bring back the fire in me. In Jesus name.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.