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Why do you judge me?

Did you not know that i was tainted before i came to Christ? Was it not evident that i was a sinner with untold sins? Did i not make myself clear on that point? And now ….? Now that i have been washed clean with the blood of Christ, and in the knowledge that i am alive in Him because He has taken the punishment of my sin upon Himself, am i not now free of all condemning charges against me?

Then why, oh why, please tell me, do you look down your nose at me, do you look at me in disgust and then avert your eyes from me ? Do you think i am not ashamed by my past? Yet my Father in heaven has forgiven me. And you, with all your Godly knowledge, do you dare to judge me? Who are you to judge me?

“If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” (John 8:7-8 NIV).

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” (Matt. 7:3 NIV).

Have you not been taught this from a young age? Has your mind become so clouded with perfectionism that you judge those you meet as though you are perfect in every way? Do you see the sinner or the sin? Is your heart so pure that to look upon sin would corrupt you in some way?

It is a time past – a burden shed – because of a gracious God who loves and forgives such sinners as myself. You would do well to be as gracious.

Therefore i urge you to be merciful to others, to see them as God sees them and not to judge them.

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:37-38 NIV).

Glory to God!


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