Do not judge other, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
How are often are we quick to judge someone by their appearance? We see someone that is homeless, their clothes are dirty, their jeans have holes in them, hair is a mess, and they are sporting all kinds of tattoos. We say to ourselves, "Why don't they just get out and get a job and help themselves?" We are looking at the outward appearance while God is looking at the inward appearance. We really don't know what has occurred in their lives or what has brought them to this point in their lives. Instead of judging them what we should be doing is asking God how we can help. A friend of mine did just that and is now doing what God told her to do. She takes a plastic bag and puts in a bottle of water, some granola bars, a Bible tract with her churches address on it, and carries them in her car. That doesn't sound like much but when you are thirsty and hungry it is a lot. She is prepared to do what God has instructed her to do. Are we prepared to do what God is telling us to do? Why not?