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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

  • Therefore you are without excuse, O man, whoever you are who judge. For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge practice the same things. Romans 2:1 WEB

    The congregation listened quietly as the elder finished his speech on judging others. He said each time that he had looked at another's mistakes and said, "I would never do that," that later he found himself doing what they had done. He was now in his late seventies and was hoping that he had finally completed his list. Admittedly, he was considerably ahead of those of us who were still adding to our list.

    I have found too often that what I hate in others is a mirror of what is in me. It is incredible how self-righteous we can feel while looking down our nose at someone else. Every time I have placed myself above someone else's sin, it came to visit my house later.

    Jesus said: "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye?" Matthew 7:3.

    Save yourself loads of embarrassment and laps around the mountain by biting your tongue before saying anything negative about what someone else happens to be doing. Let God correct the sin in other people's lives and concentrate on fixing your own. If you do have to correct someone, do it in the kindest possible way. Help restore them and get back on their feet. Picture yourself in their shoes, because you are certainly capable of doing the same thing when given the right circumstances.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You help me see past the mistakes of others. Please fill me with Your love and teach me to restore those who have lost their way. Give me words of wisdom and the right attitude so I can help and not be a hindrance. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    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 presence 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 Lord Jehovah, Help me to keep treating others the way I would want to be treated! Love One Another!❤️
September 24, 2020
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

September 24, 2020
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

September 24, 2020
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

September 24, 2020
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Everyone has a story. Burdens we know nothing about. My mother (being Cherokee Indian) used to say, judge not unil you walk a mile in their moccasins!! Amen. Love you Mom 

September 24, 2020
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

Lord, I pray to judge not! Thank you Pastor Dion !

September 24, 2020
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

EVERYONE HAS A STORY! Amen....and those who think they don't are not made of flesh and blood

September 24, 2020
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

September 24, 2020
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask Amen. 

September 24, 2020
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

This word of advice is especially timely, Pastor Dion! Give me words of wisdom and the right attitude so I can help and not be a hindrance. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

September 24, 2020
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for your many life lessons help me never to judge but always show love.

September 24, 2020
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

September 24, 2020
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, praise Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

September 24, 2020
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Help me to not judge others as I am not perfect, Amen.

September 24, 2020
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I know I have sin and I need You to forgive my attitude towards others while I don't see what my sins are. Give me the strength to follow Your word and to show others Your love before I judge them, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. Lead me oh Lord. 

Thank you Pastor for this advice, God bless you and Sylvia. 

September 24, 2020
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Robert Hayes
Robert Hayes

https://thereturn.org/

I hope all will participate in The Return!

September 24, 2020
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Yes God forgive me when I've hurt anyone's feelings. Help me to be kind when I need to get through to anyone. I really hate to be treated unkindly myself. Praise God Praise Jesus. Holy Spirit Guide Me Always. Amen

September 24, 2020
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

September 24, 2020
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

September 24, 2020
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

September 24, 2020
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

September 24, 2020
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 24, 2020