Monday, April 25, 2011

Guarding Against Judgement

Forgiveness of sins and tolerance for others are indispensable to the Christian life. We should bear with each other and forgive one another, as Paul taught "We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves." This is what Christ meant when He said, "Stop judging." No one should act superior to others, or think of themselves as better than those who don't have such gifts. Among believers, no one should try to dominate anyone else. Your neighbor receives as much of God's grace as you do. There is one God who creates people and gives everyone of us our own gifts. God is pleased by the least as well as the greatest.

Do not judge, or you too will be judge. For in the same way your judge others, you will be judged, and with the same measure you use, it will be measured to you. Matthew 7:1-2 


  1. That's what I need to remember when I feel a "judgement" coming on! Good thing there is forgiveness with Him that He might be feared.

  2. As one who has been forgiven much - who am I to judge? God's gift of forgiveness creates the tolerance for my neighbor. His love makes the unattractive, "judgeable" persons, lovely. Thank you, Lord!
    - Sarah

  3. Those who have been forgiven a debt that was beyond repaying, love unconditionally.

    Sarah - Hope to see you soon!