Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
We see so many these days judging others, most of the time before understanding the person. Whether from political differences, racial differences, socio-economic differences, or differences in choices made in life, judging others puts an end to any blessings that we could offer them, or more importantly, that God can offer them through us. God uses all of us in different ways but if we live life judging others, we will not be the vessel through which Jesus can be glorified. So, in this way, judging others not only hurts others, it hurts us, too. The Bible says, “Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.” Meeting people where they are, faults and all, is the Godly thing to do. The Bible is full of stories of God using sinners of all kinds to accomplish His purpose. Jesus spent his entire life seeking and serving not the righteous, but the sinful. On the flip side, if you are the one in need of a blessing, an opportunity, or just a kind word, do not look for what is from God from those who judge you. God will not bless you through the people who judge you. Today, if you are needing a blessing, stop focusing on the approval of those who judge you; get in relationship with Jesus and people who believe in you. If you have made a habit of judging others, pray over that habit, give it to God, and allow Him to do what only He can do in your life.
“Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.” — 3 John 1:11 ESV