“The sins that offend us the most should be our own.” Angela Alatorre
From Pastor Mark Herridge Sr.:
“How would you like it if someone recorded your mistakes of years ago and posted it on YouTube? I certainly would not, especially if I was a different person now. It is wrong to hold a person captive to their mistakes committed years ago when they have repented of them. Let us always keep this in mind when accessing social media. I am constantly hearing of someone saying something terrible and there being a “video” of their transgression, only to find out it was something done years ago, and after speaking to the person I find that they are a much different person now. It is a very strange world we live in today. We should treat people with the same grace that we ourselves would like to be treated.”
Repenting of buying into false reports and slander …..
Remember, those who judge instead of restoring are going to reap judgment as harsh as they dealt it out (James 2:13; Matthew 7:1-5). It is a blessing and deliverance every time someone like this is removed from the life of a true believer.
yes correction and rebuke are biblical and yet, the divine goal in such is restoration.
EVER been accused of something you AREN’T even doing by someone who IS actually doing that same thing? Well, hypocrisy is a part of the sinful nature isn’t it?
“for thou that judgest doest the same things” …
I’ve seen people who are watching illicit material judge others who did the act. Unreal hypocrisy according to Jesus. Jesus says that if you even look upon a woman to lust you’ve already committed adultery in the eyes of a holy God (Matthew 5:28).
“But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Matthew 5:28
Are all things as they might seem on the surface? No. Sometimes things are as some individual wants them to look – someone with an agenda. If things are many times not as they initially seem, why do we draw conclusion when we have incomplete information on a matter? When will we learn this lesson?
“He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.” Proverbs 18:13
“He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.” Proverbs 18:17
Read that again. It’s wise to wait till all parties have spoken – had their day in court if you will. In other words, unless you have personal knowledge of a whole situation, it’s wise to refrain from drawing conclusion. How many sides are their to each story? At least 2, right?
Is it not correct that a person who has an agenda they are pushing and promulgating, will leave out things that would paint a picture THEY don’t wish to be known?
Saints, if someone is wrongly judging you, you can know that God is on the case without fail and will bring their judgment back upon their own heads (Psalms 9:15-17; Romans 12:19, etc.). For now, He is testing you – as to who you will trust.
“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” Romans 12:19
Jesus promises that if we wrongly condemn another, He is going to allow judgment to come upon us to the same measure we dealt to another.
“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
WHERE is the ministering? Where?
Where is the desire to help and restore others?
Do we begin to understand why Jesus came? Please memorize Luke 9:56 and John 3:17.
Yes correction and rebuke are biblical and yet, the divine goal in such is restoration (Galatians 6:1-2, etc.).
“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” 2 Timothy 2:24-26 (memory truth)
WHEN you see a person who preaches the truth and yet lacks mercy, compassion, and restorative love of Jesus, you it known that it’s only a matter of time before they turn and rend you!
“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend (stab, tear) you.” Matthew 7:6
THE MERCY-LESS shall be dealt with MERCY-LESSLY by God (Matthew 7:1-5; James 2:13).
“But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Matthew 9:13
If a person is not MINISTERING God’s grace, truth, and love to others in their fallen state, but instead quick to condemn, that person is not being sent of the LORD to correct anyone else – because they have refused to correct themselves. In their self-righteousness they will swear God is sending them but in doing such they lie against the lord. God is not going to contradict His own Word. Read Matthew 7:1-5 and also Galatians 6:1-2.
Shut your mouth.
Mind your own business – God has a whole lot to do in you!
ONE of the reasons Jesus says “judge not” is because YOU do not know the real scoop in many cases.
Saints, just because your sin is or was a different flavor doesn’t mean it was less of an offense in the eyes of a God who is “Holy, holy, holy.” (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8) Please meditate on the holiness of God.
Both Paul and James, by the Holy Ghost hit this point:
“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.” James 2:10-13
So you are living with someone (fornication – a soul damning sin) and yet find reason to judge another – on ANYTHING? Jesus calls you a bonafide hypocrite in need of full repentance or damnation will be your destination (Matthew 7:1-5; Revelation 21:8, etc.).
So are an unrepentant liar and yet you judge another in your heart (or otherwise) for stealing or lusting? Utter hypocrisy.
May our LORD cleanse us of all hypocrisy, purifying our hearts by faith, in Jesus’ name (Psalms 51).
Biblical advice/counsel: Get your own life right! Leave EVERYONE else alone! God is not sending you to correct anyone except YOU! If the LORD did such He’d be violating/contradicting His own Word – and we know He will never do such a thing.
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