Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thirsty Thursdays: Only God Can Judge Me

“Only God can judge me”. We have all heard this phrase at some point or time in our lives. It has become a phrase that is just said but not really thought about as far as its significance and the reality of the phrase. Many people casually say it (usually in defense of negative behavior) while others go around pointing the finger not realizing they shouldn’t pass judgment on others.  

In John 8 the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. “4…Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” Jesus response to them was “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her”. At that moment they all began to leave one by one. All of them have sinned, it may not have been adultery but they all were sinners nonetheless. None of them were in the position to pass judgment for they all had faults of their own.

It can be easy to point out the wrongdoings of someone else and chastise them, but lets remember we all have faults and fall short. As the saying goes “you shouldn’t throw stones in a glass house”.  Instead of putting someone down lets help each other and pick each other up. Don’t pass judgment but provide support and encouragement to help better one another.  “Only God can judge me”, yes he can and he will. The Day of Judgment will come and we will all be held accountable for our actions. Till then let’s strive to do his will, make the conscious decision to be led by the spirit and live righteously. 

Stay Thirsty My Friends  

Thirsty Thursdays

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