People are more than their outer appearance

Matthew 7:1-5 (AMPC) 7 Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves. For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you. Why do you [a]stare from without at the [b]very small particle that is in your brother’s eye but do not become aware of and consider the beam [c]of timber that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, Let me get the tiny particle out of your eye, when there is the beam [d]of timber in your own eye? You hypocrite, first get the beam of timber out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the tiny particle out of your brother’s eye.

We will reap according to what we sow. Judging others will always come back to us in a way that is not pleasant. The easiest thing for all of us is to have an opinion. We may need to learn to keep our opinions to ourselves. It is not sin to share our opinion but it becomes bad for us when we begin to let our opinion make us judge someone. Only God has the right to judge.

Obviously we know sin is wrong for us to do. But we cannot let that sin allow us to pass judgment on someone’s heart. People are more than their outer appearance. There are things I do wrong constantly but the thing is I am aware of it and I am working with God to correct those things in my life. People however only see what I am doing on the outside they are not aware of what I am working with God on to change some of the negative behaviors in our life. This is why it is important to not pass judgment. Only God knows our heart.

How can we help other people when we don’t even know how to correct our own problems? Many times we judge people for the exact same things we do. It seems we can find an excuse for why we might do something. My guess is the people we judge have an excuse as well.

God has given us the ability to love other people. It is up to us what we choose to do with that ability. Love is something people can see and feel by our actions.

John 13:34 (AMPC) 34 I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. 

If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:

Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen


About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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