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Do I have a critical spirit?

Oh my goodness. We live in a world where a critical spirit is par for the course 24/7. It is in our culture and it is non stop.

Jesus wouldn’t put up with this. His challenge to us is clear. No picking on people, no jumping on their failures, no criticizing their faults. No judging of others unless we want to be judged by God. This is serious stuff. Jesus is not kidding.

I need to live my part in what our Father wants me to do. That has nothing to do with anyone else. It has everything to do with my relationship with God.

Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. Do you have the nerve to say, ‘Let me wash your face for you,’ when your own face is distorted by contempt? It’s this whole traveling road-show mentality all over again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face, and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor. Matthew 7:1 -5

How do I want to be treated?

"The Golden Rule" mosaic

“The Golden Rule” mosaic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How do I want to be treated? With respect. With understanding. I like to be given the benefit of the doubt.

How do you want to be treated?

Jesus said “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize faults-unless, of course, you want the same treatment.”

I don’t want to be treated that way. I should never be critical of others. Hard to do but through the power of His Spirit I can.

“Las Vegas and New Orleans will have it easy on Judgment Day compared to you.” ~Jesus

Tyre and Sidon were well known pagan cities in Jesus time. It might be like saying Las Vegas and New Orleans will have it easy on Judgement Day. Jesus is in our midst performing amazing miracles. Do we see Him? Do we hear Him? Do we believe Him?

It is easy to judge places like Las Vegas and miss what He is doing in Dallas. May I see Jesus here and respond to Him.

“Tyre and Sidon will have it easy on Judgment Day compared to you.” ~Jesus

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“Those who have lived the wrong way, will walk into a resurrection Judgment.” ~~Jesus

Jesus is always clear. There will a resurrection judgement. Those who have lived the right way are going to walk into life. Those who haven’t won’t. No confusion here at all. I acknowledge that I am clear about this.

May I stay clear and live the resurrection life.

“Those who have lived the wrong way, will walk into a resurrection Judgment.” ~~Jesus  

“And he has given him the authority, simply because he is the Son of Man, to decide and carry out matters of Judgment.” ~~Jesus

January 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Jesus is very clear. We are not to judge others. He is also clear that all judgement has been turned over to Him by His Father. Why, because He is God’s Son. He gets to decide and He will carry it out. God has spoken.

If we know that, we need to act like it. We have no authority to judge. Our only job is to love. Everything else is up to God and Jesus.

“And he has given him the authority, simply because he is the Son of Man, to decide and carry out matters of Judgment.” ~~Jesus  

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It takes one to know one.

February 28, 2011 Leave a comment

I don’t want to be condemned. No way, no how. I want to live in freedom. I don’t want that guilt in my life.

And so, God says over and over in His message of good news to us. We are free from all the things we have done that miss His goal for us. We need to reflect His love and freedom to others and eliminate criticism and judgement from our ways.

Those people are on a dark spiral downward. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. It takes one to know one. Judgmental criticism of others is a well-known way of escaping detection in your own crimes and misdemeanors. But God isn’t so easily diverted. He sees right through all such smoke screens and holds you to what you’ve done. Romans 2:1-2

May I live free from judgemental criticism.

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Justified

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Jesus knew the value of saying the right things. He only said what He heard His Father saying. That led Him to do what He saw His Father doing. Many things we say are pretty careless. There is an accounting for them.

May I say what I hear God saying.

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. Matthew 12:36-37

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