12 November 2014
We all judge
We judge a person on their appearance, their class or status in society, their nationally, the choices they make or the life they live behind close doors.
Judge not that you may not be judge seems to have a new meaning. We give reasons why judging others is justified. To help them, to make them see the errors of their ways.
We even make judgement on people we know nothing about. Celebrities, public figures and random stranger.
There are even TV shows set up to judge others, Britain's got talent, The X factor, Next top model, Strictly come dancing, to name a few. we sit in front of our screen watching people being judge by everyone. Not just by a few judges.
Why do we do it? Judge others? Simple, we cannot help ourselves, I think in judging others we think we are 'just', we are better or can do better if in the same shoes. Or we can help them do better. We make a judgement on people's reasoning behind any decisions and condemn them if it falls below our expectations.
Sometimes our criticisms of others may help them do better if we are bold enough to point out their flaws (like the TV shows) or our judgment may dent their confidence.
To judge or not to judge?
We should just stick to the bible's way of doing things, Judge not that you might not be judged.
Simply resist the urge to do it, see something wrong with someone you know? Tell them, in love.
Those who brought the woman caught in adultery cast a judgement on her and thought JESUS would do the same. Hence their boldness in bringing her to him.
His words? He who is without sin.
So to qualify as a judge you must be without sin, be just, holy, clean and above reproach.
If you are not, then you don't qualify.
Judge not, that ye might not be judge.
4 November 2014
Since the book ‘Straight from the Heart’ came out about a month ago, there has been fantastic interest and feedback to which I can only be thankful for. Thank you everyone!
…and the interest continues to grow. This week, I am being interviewed by a fellow blogger over at A Day In God’s will. Www.adayingodswill.com! It’s a fantastic privilege!
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A chains is designed to restrict movement, hence it is used on criminals. Imagine being in chains for the right reasons, unable to defend yourself and knowing that you may possibly be condemned to dead.
This is what Paul and Silas faced while spreading the good news of the cross. Acts 16:16-40. They where put in chains and thrown in jail.
Although we were not told, I imagined that they may have been frightened at some point during the night. It is a natural human response to be afraid when faced with the unknown. So it is safe to assumed Paul and Silas did feel fear.
However at some point during the night they began to sing, as they lifted their voice to God, their fear disappeared, they where liberated in their spirit and continued to praise God.
As they praised God, their chains where broken, they where free spiritually and physically. Wow!!!
You too may be facing a jail like situation or be physically in jail, and feel fear because of the unknown.
As you go about your daily business today, sing praises to God, in your heart and with your voice acknowledge him in the mist of your circumstances.
God who inhabit the praises of his people, will come down and set you free from both physical and spiritual chains which has held you bound.
He will set you free and cause all around you to know him because of your broken chains.
Praise him in your spirit
Praise him with your voice
Praise with your instrument and all that's within you
Praise ye The Lord.