JUDGING “WORTH CONSIDERING” 6/18/20 From Ken<><
Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this morning from Texas.)
“…Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own…” (Proverbs 3:5, MSG)
The “I Don’t Understand It” File
Sometimes it’s best to leave things alone. As long as you’re probing around your hurts and disappointments, trying to figure out why something happened, you’re never going to heal. You have to let it go and say, “God, I don’t understand it, but I’m not going to keep trying to figure it out. I know that You wouldn’t allow it if You couldn’t bring good out of it, so I’m going to leave it with You.” We should have a file in our thinking called “I Don’t Understand It.” When things come up that don’t make sense and you can’t find an answer, instead of trying to figure it out, getting confused and frustrated, just put it in your “I Don’t Understand It” file and move forward. If you make the mistake of going through life trying to figure out why something bad happened, why something didn’t work out, why your prayer wasn’t answered, that’s going to poison your life.
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that I can be free from trying to figure everything out on my own. I recognize that You wouldn’t allow it in my life if You couldn’t bring good out of it. I will place these matters in my “I Don’t Understand It” file and move forward. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
There is going to always be someone who is going to quote, “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” as found in Matt.7:1-3 of course the context is required to really know what Jesus is teaching about. ”Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?’ So in context HE is not saying not to judge but to be objective, valid and righteous in your judgment. To not be into condemnation in your judgment but to be loving and fair in listening to all of the fact and witnesses of the matter prior to making a judgment. And in John 12:47-49 it is very clear that negative judgment is preserved for the last days. “And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.” So with any judgement that we make it should be for the purpose of restoration and encouragement. Paul shares this in Romans 2:2-4: “But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” So any judgement that we feel to make should ultimately try to lead to repentance. And not to just vent our anger or frustrations. The whole chapter of 1 Cor.6:(especially1-3) is an instruction on how the church (people) should enter into judgment. “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?” (Should read the whole chapter.)
In Matt.18 Matthew records the following words of Christ Jesus: “If your brother wrongs you, go and show him his fault, between you and him privately. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two others, so that every word may be confirmed and upheld by the testimony of two or three witnesses. 17 If he pays no attention to them [refusing to listen and obey], tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a pagan and a tax collector. 18 Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be [e] what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be [f] what is already permitted in heaven. 19 Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and [g] everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I Am in the midst of them.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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