Matt. 7:1-2 "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."
Have you ever made a snap judgment about someone without really knowing them? Have you ever judged something they did without having all the facts? I'm sure that at one time or another we have all been guilty of this. I had this done to me. Someone made a judgment about me without knowing me at all. I am sad to say that I have also judged someone without really knowing them.
Several years ago a lady came to work for the bank I work for. She was sent to my branch to help for a few days. I remember thinking to myself "There is NO ONE that is this nice". Then I met her parents, and you got it, they were just like her. (well, I guess she's just like them). As time has gone by I have become great friends with this women and her family. I sometimes think about all the blessings I would have missed out on if I had held on to those first thoughts I had of her.
This scripture in Matthew is very clear. We are not to judge others. If we do the same measure of judgment will be given back to us. I know it's not easy. Just last week I encountered more mean people than I have in a long time. I let them get to me. After a few days this scripture came to me. I have no clue what these people may have been dealing with that caused them to behave in a rude manner. But no matter what it was, I am not to judge, only love.
I would just like to encourage you, and me to THINK before we form an opinion about someone or something. We just may let a blessing slip past us!!!
This devotion was written from the heart of Beth Reed. I would love to hear from you.
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