(KJV.) ST. LUKE 6:37-38
(37) Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
(38) Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.
WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND!
Brethren, at certain points of our lives, consciously or unconsciously, we have engaged ourselves in judging others; however, in the above text is, Jesus said to his disciples; "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged": as modern day followers of Christ; many times, we might have judged people in ways in which they live their lives; dare not to associate with people who are not of the same faith, statuses, genders or ethnicities; this should not be so for humanity, when we allow other people nonchalant behaviors, lifestyles, differences, influence our attitudes towards one another; there is no platform for love, but hatreds reign supreme in our hearts, rather than to love one another as Jesus loves us, live peaceably with all men; therefore, regardless of what others do to themselves, as Christians, let us do our godly duties, pray, minister truthfulness of matters, set aside judgments, accusations, and condemnations for Jesus Christ; embrace them with love, perchance, we will lighten their ways out of the darkness into marvelous lights of Jesus Christ; however, if issues arise, whereby we ought to speak up, voice our concerns, by all means, let us do so, amicably, calmly, peacefully, with respect for one another.
In this twenty-first century, there are many diversities in this world; regardless, let us refrain from passing judgement, condemn anyone, before judgement day; leave all judgments to Jesus Christ: we may minister words of wisdom into hearts of men, but refrain from judging them; for, we were once sinners, saved by blood grace of Jesus Christ, no one deserves, but received for free; therefore, let us give people, we categorise as sinners, benefits of doubts, that someday, they will also meet Jesus Christ, as we did, repent and have salvation, life everlasting: due to the fact, that we live together in this world, chances are, we will step on one another's toes, offend one another; what Jesus is saying to humanity is to forgive, and be forgiven: cf. Mark 11:25-26: regarding forgiveness, the fact is, if we pray with unforgiven hearts?, our prayers are sounding brasses in the ears of Jesus Christ, if we have offensives prevailing against our hearts, holding grudges against people; before we pray, let us purge our hearts of all filthiness, before we approach the throne of grace with our petitions; for, the contents of our hearts, matters to Jesus Christ, when we approach him with prayers; at times, when we get emotionally wounded by offenders, we tend to hang on to the offenses, close up our hearts of love towards the offenders; that should not be so for Christians, regardless of what happened or did not happen, as Christians, let us forgive our offenders, purge our hearts out of all darkness that our heavenly father may also continue to forgive our sins, when we trespass against him; for, no one is righteous on earth, no, not one. cf. Romans 3:10; therefore, let us be kind to people of all walks of life, love one another under any condition, crippled, lame or whole; as Jesus Christ loves us, gave himself to be slaughtered on the cross, shed his blood to pay for all our sins: unforgiveness, leads to death, it contaminates the presence of the Holy Spirit, deem our lights into darkness, overshadows the glory of Jesus Christ in our lives; therefore, let us forgive one another, and shine as lights in the world of darkness.
Christians, let us pray for offenders, who speak ill, gossip, spread rumors, defame our characters; let us not reciprocate evil for evil, but good for evil; you see! the world evolves, so are our deeds, whatever goes around, will surely come around; from generation to generations, we reap whatever sowed; whatever good or evil we do, eventually, will traverse, and will come across our pathways of life; therefore, let us careful what we do to others in this world, sow good seeds, that someday, we may reap bountiful blessings, goodness, and mercies of the Lord forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Mark 4:24: And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you, that hear shall more be given.