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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 when he had looked 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 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 for 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: Father, forgive me of being critical of others or passing judgement on them. 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.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell : Father, forgive me of being critical of others or passing judgement on them. 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.
April 2, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
April 2, 2016
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Maritza Mendes
Maritza Mendes This is so true. When I started forgiving people that hurt me and stop judging people. my life started to change for the better.  I wish my daughter Millie can do the same. I no if she changes her life will change. I even told her look all the good things happening to me and she still doesnt want to change. Please have her in Prayer. 
April 2, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Prayers sent for Millie
April 2, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan There is freedom in this!!!! I found that through change!!! To stop this where ever I would find Myseld doing it I would address it! Like persons walking into a room. I would look away, think nothing! Than return to them thinking nothing but well being for them!!! For this Vet by being hurt by Man- put Me in the position of checking them out!! I can have draw attention to Myself.. In that I ignore, let them be!! Human--
April 2, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! I realize I keep revisiting the need to forgive because I need to better be able to forgive...ouch! But true! Thank you pastor and thank God he loves me no matter what! Even when I stumble and have to revisit lessons in life. Pastor's  Prayer: Father, forgive me of being critical of others or passing judgement on them. 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.
April 2, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro I hadn't thought of being critical or judging others as God's job.  What a new way and honest way to look at it!  Thank you.
April 2, 2016
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Debbie Jansen
Debbie Jansen Thank you for this message Pastor Todd! I had never understood this in that way before. Amen!
April 2, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Help me LORD not to judge others, I can not change anyone only You can change others hearts, Thank You for creating us all different. I want to treat others like I want to be treated, Help me to do this through Your eyes.
April 2, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys As it says in Mathew 7:5 You hypocrite,first take the log out of your own eye , and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of you brother's eye
April 2, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Padyedited: April 2, 2016 Amen! There is a good saying, Don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes. This of course is not from God's Word, but it is true. Even when we have walked a mile in someone's shoes, we are called to not judge them but have empathy for them. Of course if we have been down the same path we find it easy to have compassion.
April 2, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ This helps me stay fast to what God has chosen us to do.  Others scorn us, and tell us we are foolish.  We keep to our commitment to God and our fellow man.  We don't judge as others do nor do we condemn as other do.  Our faith is strong in guiding him to believing in Jesus Christ our savior.  Lonnie needs shelter and guidance that we can provide.  This is not about how wonderful we are, it is affirming that we are following in God's path for us.  Amen!
April 2, 2016
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Carol Teneriello
Carol Teneriello This is exactly what I needed to hear today as I am struggling with poor choices that I have made in the past of judging others.  It sits heavy on my heart as I have hurt others by critically judging them.  I am repenting today as I pray for the forgiveness of those I've hurt through my actions.  May God forgive me. Amen
April 2, 2016
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Shalita Whiteside
Shalita Whiteside Amen Pastor ..Never look down or judge no one cus you could be in the same situation as they are  .
April 2, 2016
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Nicole Summers
Nicole Summers Amen. God knows I needed this message today this is something I need to work on.
April 2, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen pastor
April 2, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelliedited: April 2, 2016 AMEN!!!  I am working on this.  When it come to child abusers, molesters, animal abusers, rapists, murderers, I have a hard time with that, but am working on it.  Father in Heaven Forgive me.
April 2, 2016
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Denise Collins
Denise Collinsedited: April 2, 2016 Praising God for His faithful believers, sharing His perfect word thru Wi-Fi! May God bless & guide His faithful children, according to His perfect will, in Jesus name amen
April 2, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Yes lord forgive me for critically judging others, or wanting to take revenge in my own hands. That's your job alone Amen.
April 2, 2016
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith AMEN  
April 2, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen to the messasge and Thank you Pastor Todd for being the messanger
April 2, 2016
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Diana House
Diana House This one I am printing, so  I can read often!  Thank you so much!  
April 2, 2016
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Denise Aschendorf
Denise Aschendorf O God sweet Jesus forgive me. I did not even realise up to today how often times I have done this. Thank you for your Word Lord. Thank you for forgiveness... Thank you for revelation. Your Word say...my people perish due to lack of knowledge... Now we know we cannot claim ignorance anymore.
April 3, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, Help me to speak life.
April 3, 2016