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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. The same measure you measure will be measured back to you. Luke 6:36-38 WEB.

    I once heard an elder at our church, who was about 75 years old, say, "Everything that I said I would never do, I have now done." He explained that each time he had looked down on someone else's mistake and said that he would never do that, he later found himself in the same 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 same thing to happen to our family and us. Perhaps when young and youthful, we look down at someone overweight, then their weight is on us years later.

    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. How 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 and silently and affect everyone. All those commandments are still valid 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 judged someone else, do yourself a favor and repent of it before you walk a mile in their shoes.

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

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

October 15, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: October 15, 2022

AMEN. Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your forgiveness.  Teach me Your ways.  AMEN

October 15, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen,Jesus please forgive me.

October 15, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

October 15, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

October 15, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !

October 15, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

October 15, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for giving us your written word to live by

October 15, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen

October 15, 2022
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

i'VE GOTTEN TO THE POINT IN MY LIFE THAT WHEN PEOPLE TREAT ME WRONG OR SAY SOME LIE ABOUT ME OR HURT ME IN SOME WAY, i GET COMFORT KNOWING IT'S GONNA COME BACK TO THEM, WHATEVER THEY SAY OR DO! sO i DON'T GET SO UPSET ANY MORE WHEN THESE THINGS HAPPEN! gOD IS ALWAYS HERE FOR ME!

October 15, 2022
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

And don't forget all the accusations against Jesus! His own family doubted Him, He was critized for associating with sinners and driving out demons by the power of satan.

October 15, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

October 15, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This I pray, Amen!

October 15, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!

October 15, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

October 15, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

October 15, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

October 15, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please help me live by the Golden Rule always. Forgive my sins dear God Amen 

October 15, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray, Amen. 

October 16, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen 

October 16, 2022