I confess I am judgmental!
If I would just bend and bow to the designated authority, things in life will go a lot smoother for me! After all I am really beside myself and think I am above everyone else. I should not be so concerned about my personal temple I just simply need to stop being, self centered, so high and mighty and quit trying to be holier than thou, humble myself and just do as I am told. It really does not take all of that. So just sit down, be quiet and be accepted… Or else we will put you out of our Church and God will not let you into heaven because you are not a member? WOW! So who is now being judgmental! What happened to “Stand UP! Stand UP for JESUS!”
I could go on but I think I have made my point! There is nothing that anyone, anywhere does that God is not aware of! God is omnipresent and omniscient! There is no power, principality or authority that is greater! God is omnipotent! No one has a Heaven nor a hell that they can put you in. Nor do they actually have a Church there is only one! Yes there are many places we gather together all over the world to worship! But Jesus Christ is the Head of His Church! Yes they can and make your life a bit difficult or uncomfortable when you do not conform… But HALLELUJAH anyhow trust God! His Word teaches us that “Jesus Christ is the Way the Truth and the Life” He is the only way to heaven! “True worshippers worship Him in Spirit and in Truth!” Praise God!
We are living in some interesting times! We are encouraged in so many subtle ways to lay aside God’s principles! This is why it is becoming so increasingly hard to “Stand UP! Stand UP! For JESUS!” Jesus did hang on a cross made from a tree. He did lay down His life so we could have better lives, so we could daily strive to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh! So we could have and live abundant lives in every way. Its true God knows why we do what we do and don’t do! We who say that we are believers are to be disciplined by His Word. Yes some of us are stronger and some weaker. But that still doesn’t justify any of us going against what God has said not to do. Sure others will have opinions about you. Sure they will scandalize your name. Sure they will persecute you. Sure they will label you and… But look you are in good company! You and JESUS are now the spiritual majority! “If God be for you, who can be against you!”
Come on Church! We got to get right with God and not blend in, conform and bow with society!
If you want to see Jesus; guess what? You might just have to stop mind being called judgmental! When the Word says “Judge not, that ye may not be judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and either what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in your brothers (sisters) eye, but considereth not the beam that is in thine own eye?” Matthew 7. Take some time and ponder on the Word here.
This passage of scripture teaches us to examine our own motives. When we properly point the finger more fingers should actually be pointing back at us! We are to be discerning. We are to seek out the truth in every situation not to be legalistic or to have leverage over someone, but to get things back on track! We do not have to determine if something is wrong when God has already said it is so? God does not need us we all need Him! Does the black kettle change colors because I want to look at it differently? I can choose to say the light says go when I know it says stop! Or if enough people keep ignoring the light just; perhaps we can get its color changed? This is where all the confusion begins.
Now let me further complicate things!