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Justice

  • Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful. Don't judge, and you won't be judged. Don't condemn, and you won't be condemned. Set free, and you will be set free. Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. Luke 6:36 WEB

    Once I heard an elder at our church, who was about about 75 years old say: 'Everything that I said I would never do, I have now done.' Then he went on to explain that every time that found himself looking down on others, he later found himself in the same situation.

    This is something that I wish I had known when I was much younger: When we judge others, or look down on their circumstances, we open the door for the very same thing to happen to us. Perhaps when young and youthful we look down at someone overweight' then years later it is us.

    Jesus told us: 'As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them' (Luke 6:31). On the surface it means 'Treat people like you would like to be treated' but it goes far deeper than that. The way that you treat others now, is how you will be treated in the future. How is that for poetic justice?

    You will reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7). That is the pattern Jesus gave us: Don't judge, and you will not be judged. Don't condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you.

    God's laws are like the law of gravity, they work invisibly, silently, and affect everyone. All those are still true when reversed: Judge others, and you will be judged. Condemn others, and you will be condemned. Refuse to forgive others, and you will remain unforgiven. Don't give to others, and it will not be given to you.

    If you know of an area of your life where you have criticized or frowned on another, do yourself a favor and repent of it now before you get to take a walk in their shoes.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me of being critical of others, or passing judgement on them. I realize that is Your job. Help me to see the world through Your eyes, help me break this cycle and to become the best version of myself, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

SELAH

September 25, 2017
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph

Amen! What a powerful message.

September 25, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strennedited: September 25, 2017

Amen thank you so much 

September 25, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Lord for the reminder that we must treat and respect one another ALWAYS!!  Lord Jesus my Savior, thank you for the compassion you show and the love you express to EVERYONE. I pray to you ALWAYS and thank you for taking my sins to the Cross!  Amen!!

September 25, 2017
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Wow,  what a great reminder,  thank you Jesus! 

September 25, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

September 25, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen, thank you Lord 

September 25, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Good advice! Amen!

September 25, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen

September 25, 2017
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Connie Cote
Connie Cote

Amen

September 25, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Amen

September 25, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

September 25, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen 

September 25, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Lord, help me be the person You intend for me to be! Amen.

September 25, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

A huge Amen!

September 25, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Lord,help me to be as You  want not as Í want. Amen.

September 25, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen Brother.

September 25, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

So true Pastor, words to live by. 

September 25, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Concern for our Grandson who's father is doing drugs. Second DUI. Doesn't have license yet.  Our Grandson is with his Dad one day when Dad in frustration, as he tells us, says how he smacked his bottom so hard that the hand print remained a couple days.  His bare bottom.  Mom is at work that day.  Is what yr message mean this is judging.  I have concern.  Pray and discuss it with my husband. At first my husband who raised 3 alone for 5 yrs found himself losing temper.  Got counsel and applied it.  Now being Grandparents this we know is going on with Don and Grandson.  I said of my concern to hit him so hard and smoking pot.  My husband I talked to.  He new frustration raising children yet he got help.  Now seems to be a need to speak u for Grandson.  I am praying God will intervene.  Another child is other way.  God knows and we know.  Praying for wisdom

September 25, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying for all in your family, Cheryl <3!

September 25, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Praying for your entire family !!!

September 25, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

AMEN!!! AMEN!!

September 25, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 25, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

September 25, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

September 26, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me of being critical of others, or passing judgement on them. I realize that is Your job. Help me to see the world through Your eyes, help me break this cycle and to become the best version of myself, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor for your devotion. I had ro stop and think of anyone that I might have did wrong too so that I could repent and try to be a better person. Amen :-)

September 26, 2017
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible

I need to hear this a lot because it's so easy for me to judge. Thanks for this message.

 

September 26, 2017