Doesn’t it seem that people today are so quick to correct and judge? Most of us have heard that the Bible tells us not to judge others. Matthew 7:1-2 says, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” But did you hear the other important part of this message? In the same way that we are not to judge others, we learn in Colossians that we are also not to allow others to judge us.
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“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New moon celebration, or a Sabbath day.” – Colossians 2:16
God is the ultimate judge, jury, and executioner. If we are walking in faith, seeking the Lord with all our heart, all our mind, all our soul, and all our strength, then we can be confident in our steps and know that God is with us. The Bible says that if God is with us, nothing can be against us.
So often we let other people’s opinions and judgments alter what we know or what we do. We should be careful who we take instruction from, especially in light of scripture. God speaks to us through the Word, and I believe that the closer that we get to God, the greater our ability to hear His voice and receive His direction.
If you are new in faith, I encourage you to find a good local church and get involved. If you can’t find one close by, you can always attend a good church online until you can find one worth driving to. Once you get around others who are saturating themselves in the Word, then God will make a Way. God’s Word can begin to take root.
So often people like to debate about things that don’t really matter. When you get down to the root of the problem, typically you’ll find that God is missing. We debate science and politics and other cracks in the wall when the entire foundation set upon sinking sand. The house will continue to crack until it is built upon Christ who is our rock and our foundation.
So don’t let anyone judge you, especially knowing that you are dealing with things that really matter by focusing on Christ. He is our rock and our foundation. Praise be to God our Father, creator of heaven and earth, of all things seen and unseen.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word today. Strengthen us and encourage each and every day. Fill us with your Holy Spirit, with your light, and with life. Fill our hearts with love and understanding. Fill our minds with knowledge and wisdom, and peace. Help us to stand up in the face of judgement, knowing who we are and whose we are. Help us to not get into petty arguments or discussions about things that don’t matter. Let us love everyone who you bring across our path today. Guide our every step, so that we might see your Will and follow your call. We thank you so much for everything that you have done, and everything that you are doing now and in the future. We are so humbled and we surrender ourselves to you. We give you all the honor and glory and praise, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Today’s full reading: 1 Kings 17-19; Colossians 2
Scripture References From Today’s Reflection:
- “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” – Psalm 18:2
- “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind’.” – Matthew 22:37
- “If God is with us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31
- “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” – Colossians 1:16
- “The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.” – Deuteronomy 28:13
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