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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.' He went on to explain that each time that he had looked down on someone else's mistake and said that he would never do that, he later found himself in their situation. And when he was walking in their shoes, things felt a lot different.

    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?

    We will reap what we 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.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Perfect devotional for the day..... Lord Jehovah, forgives us all.... help us to treat others the way I would want to be treated. Also Bind the devil away from us and everybody. Thank you Jehovah and Pastor Todd for this daily devotional!!❤️
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Apr 11
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Good Morning Amen 

Apr 11
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen. Help me Lord to not be critical of others. In Jesus name, Amen.

Apr 11
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Apr 11
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

Apr 11
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 11
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please dear God work everything out. Amen. 

Apr 11
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. 

Apr 11
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father, Forgive me of my wrongs

Apr 11
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

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. Perfect devotional for me today Pastor. I am working on forgiveness of those who have offended me. A work in progress ..

Apr 11
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

You are always right on Pastor. I have just finished praying for the same thing and your words confirmed it. Thank you

Apr 11
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus forgive us of our judge mental ways as I forgive others.Thank you,Amen

Apr 11
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father forgive my transgressions and help me to see people with love as You do it with me. Eliminate those thoughts that are affecting my relationship with You, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.  Thank You Lord. 

Thank you Pastor for this reminder, God bless you. 

Apr 11
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen

Apr 11
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 11
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

So true...sometime we become so self rightous and begin looking down on others and criticising them. Not knowing our Father is watching...

O Lord, help us to treat others like our own....like the way you are to us. Loving, forgiven and never judging. In Jesus's name...Amen!

Apr 14