DID Jesus condemn
Read Matthew 7:1-6.
“Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:1-5
In other words, did Jesus condemn those who condemn others while not condemning themselves? Was Christ speaking of the merciless attitude we show towards others while being generous with mercy toward ourselves?
I want to encourage you to read and consider what Jesus’ response to John the Baptist was when he fell weak in faith while thrown in prison for speaking the truth. It’s in Luke 7. Go look it up and learn of the LORD by what His reaction was to one of His children who grew weak in faith for a moment.
“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.” Psalms 86:5
Are you glad that God has been patient and merciful and gracious with you when you have fallen? If so, are you willing to show mercy and patience to those around you when they stumble? After all, WHY is their sin any worse than your sin in the eyes of a holy God?
“But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” Psalms 86:15
Do you realize that you yourself are not forgiven by God if you refuse to forgive others …. and the LORD is looking at the attitudes of your heart?
So in your mind you hold others in contempt for their past sins? Are the sins you committed any less evil in the eyes of He who is “Holy, holy, holy”? (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8) If you’ve done it in your mind, you are fully guilty before a holy God. Repentance brings His forgiveness by the blood of His Son Jesus Christ (1 John 1:6-2:3).
Picture Christ on that cross. Now, what sin could be above that crucified Savior? …
What does Galatians 6:1-2 tell us?
Memory verse: James 2:13
“Amen I do fear the Lord very much, and constantly think of if I am worthy enough and that really makes me to become sooo humble in Him, I am soooo scared that I do something wrong and when I do, I ask God what to do and He answers me in such ways that it is impossible to ever think that it came from any other but Him, dear Lord please help us to stay sooo humble before You cause we are soooo little before You and You are sooo Big Amen. A.V.
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