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Red Letter Wisdom-Do Not Judge

July 26th, 2019

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Wisdom from the Red Letters is found in Luke 6:37.

Jesus said, “Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.”

There is one judge who is qualified to evaluate the condition of someone’s soul, and we are not that judge. The role of Jesus’ followers is to be ambassadors for Christ-proclaiming the good news of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. 

There are three forms of judgment we need to guard against: Number one-Assuming that we know someone’s motives. Number two-giving up on someone as a lost cause. And number three-Self-righteousness-thinking that we are better than others. These forms of judgment keep us from extending the grace of God in our relationships.

The words of Jesus inspire us to be gracious toward others and not judgmental in the Year of Redemption. 

John Shirk


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