To Judge or Not to Judge

Matthew 7 New International Version (NIV)

Judging Others

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

I am a Christian so, automatically people may think that I, like many other Christians, are quick to judge. In the very beginning of my walk with Christ I judged incorrectly. I mislead others by providing my suggestions of what was right and wrong in my sight. Pastoral care is integral for, I am thankful that I have found a church home where my pastor humbles himself before God. By reading the word and being lead towards the spirit while listening to the word I have been given new sights of who God is and who I should be as a child of God. The first time I read, “Judge lest not be judged,” I misinterpreted the meaning of judgment. My initial understanding was to judge not ever the sins of someone else. My perceptions pushed me to engage in sinful actions because I was not strengthened with the knowledge that judging does serve a purpose. After Jesus prompt’s us not to judge he orders us in Matthew 7:5 NLT Hypocrite! First remove the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.  By not connecting the two verses I enslaved myself with ideas that I am supposed to humble my ways before the flesh. I served sin by accepting ways that I knew would lead to spiritual damage. After praying for God’s forgiveness he was able to open my eyes so that I could see what was true.

When certain truths which are shameful are illuminated I immediately want to run in shame. I used to purposefully hide my darkest secrets because I feared what people would think of me. From childhood to adulthood I can see the transformation of how I lived. As a child I openly trusted any and every one and this lasted until I was an adult. I trusted that even in my ignorance God would bless me. There is a twist to this illogical practice however; God made it all work out for his God.  God allowed my ignorance to bring be to my knees so that I could submit all of my selfishness to Him. Now when I judge others it is on the basis of the sin their actions may lead and with an understanding that all wages are handled by God. God’s Words are there to correct and guide us towards a more abundant life. Judgment naturally feels wrong when someone else is pointing the finger but, I see light in assessing the viewpoints of the object giving the correction. A soul should be disciplined. How we manage the judgment is by first turning towards the Kingdom of heaven and then requesting lucidity from God. The joy of having a relationship with God helps me to understand this verse with every weakness I face, “Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!”(John 14:14).

Daily I am faced with a usurped amount of challenges as is everyone. When I misunderstood judgment it held me back. I believed that I had reached the pinnacle of what I could understand and lost hope in my own purpose. My relationship with God has a superfluous definition in how I relate to the world within. As Jesus continues to sweep in with his blood to cleanse all things that lead to death I am transformed with new hope. I’ve never claimed perfection in fact, I am notorious for disowning it but, I can proudly proclaim the perfection of undoubtedly knowing Christ moves within me. By God’s grace I am transformed to understand what His law under judgment means.

Thank you for visiting my page today. I pray that everyone is properly guided when it involves the true word of God and I hope that we all can access the abundant life of joy waiting for us under His Laws. Follow the Happiness Project Like this post, comment below and share with the links attached.

Live in True Freedom,

Miya