Do we really take this scripture to heart when thinking of ourselves or others? We do not want to be judged harshly and yet many times we judge others with a standard we cannot begin to attain ourselves. Is that the power of our wicked flesh or what? I believe God; when He says, Our “hearts are desperately wicked, deceitful above all else.”
The older I get and the closer I get to going to heaven, God is mercifully revealing the depth of my sin. He is mindful I am made out of flesh and still gives me abundant grace every single second of every single day. I want to learn to give the “grace card” to those who deserve it and to those who don’t, because I certainly don’t and He gives it anyway.
I want to daily practice taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. This has been one of my life long verses. Replace the lies you hear in your own mind, as well as the lies other people say about you, with what “Thus sayeth the Lord.” He has the ultimate authority. He is our true and living Judge. He wants you and I to succeed, in this matter of laying down our judgement of others. We must learn to leave that to Jesus. It’s His place, not ours. God is in control of the people He has placed in your life. He is providing continuing education for those who have a personal relationship with Him.
Practice laying down your judgement of others.