Can’t Talk About Those Who . . .

Can’t talk about those who may use hatred and contempt to authenticate patriotism within.

Can’t talk about those who may demand their freedoms extend beyond yours and mine.

Can’t talk about those who may say wrong can be right because it serves the righteous end.

Can’t talk about those who may overlook the profane to achieve the holy goal.

Can’t talk about those who may expect mercy for their own, but demand justice for others.

Can’t talk about those who may expect forgiveness for their own, but demand the extent of the law for others.

Can’t talk about those who may expect total justice for their own, but accept partial justice for others.

Can’t talk about those who may focus on looking without rather than looking within.

Can’t talk about those who may expect consideration but aren’t willing to give.

Can’t talk about those who may say they see but they are blind.

Can’t talk about those who may say they hear but they are deaf.

Can’t talk about those who may list all the must do’s and overlook that we can’t.

Can’t talk about those who may expect inclusion but seek to exclude.

Can’t talk about those who may expect acceptance but deny to accept.

These are, but a few of the things that we, as Christians, should seriously discern, as to whether to talk about or not, because when we do, far too often, when we do speak, we speak of the log in our own eye.

Jesus never told us not to judge, He told us to judge righteously (Matthew 7:1-5). If you judge righteously, then you yourself are not going to be judged. That means first taking our own conduct, our own shortcomings, into consideration, in all that we do judge. That is why we are to look inward, at ourselves, before we make a judgement on what we see in others, that is external. At a minimum, this self examination, has a tendency to change the whole tone of the judgement.

I’m thinking that if we all did this, a lot of the multimedia apps like FaceBook and Twitter would be a lot quieter.

Just something to think about.

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

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  1. I’m finding that whenever I’m judgemental without giving enough thought first, it’s not long before I find myself in a similar situation to the one I have judged. It’s tough, but the Holy Spirit is teaching me to take care of the log in my own eye and give more thought to people’s words, actions and situations before I open my big gob!

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    • Well you’re not alone there Lesley. I’m finding that the difference between normal judgement and righteous judgement is righteous judgement includes compassion which is brought into the equation when we self reflect. It appears to be a lesson that we need to learn over and over again, hence, you’re not alone. I marvel at God’s patience with us. Blessings!

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