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JUDGE NOT, SO YOU WON’T BE JUDGED – Job

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Be Careful How You Pass Your Judgment on Others

(Passage: Job 1)

Children of God must remember that we are warned not to pass judgment on other people. Christ said, “Judge not so that you won’t be judged, for in the same ways you judge others, you will be judged.”

To better understand this lesson, let’s learn from how Job’s friends behaved when he was in trouble. They rained judgment on him during his trial.

Elihu, Job’s friend, called him a sinner and argued he wouldn’t have been in his bad situation without some wrongdoings. In short,  Elihu accused Job that he had committed some secret sins which may have lead to his trouble.

Elihu had claimed,

“What man is like Job, Who drinks scorn like water, Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men? For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing that he should delight in God” (Job 34:7-9).

(Elihu who judged Job wrong was wrong because Job’s trial had nothing to do with his sin – Read Job 1:6-12).

Avoid Judging Others of Wrongdoing When You’re Not Sure

Human beings are prone to passing a quick judgment based on what they hear or how they perceive others. This practice is bad; Christians must not take part in it. We are warned to mind our business; if involved, we are to research issues to establish facts prior to making a concluding statement.

Again, as children of God, we must avoid making an irrational statement based on feelings and casual assessment.

It is honorable to tame our tongues and stay quiet when we don’t have the complete knowledge of a matter. After confirming the fact that surrounds any situation, children of God are still asked not to judge others (Matthew 7:1-6).

Segregation Is Forbidden For Christians

Christians must not segregate others. A good child of God will not stereotype people based on their race, gender, culture, background, or other reasons.

More importantly, a good child of God must be sensitive to meet the needs of others.

You cannot call yourself a child of God and heap the coal of fire on other people’s injuries.

God will bless us if we represent him well by caring for others. He will bless us as we demonstrate good virtues that glorify his name.

One important message for children of God is to avoid passing judgment on others. The Bible says “Judge not, so that ye shall not be judged!” We must honor others and lead them into accepting the gospel. We must let them know they are special. #judge #beto #childofgod #message

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Pray For God’s Strength To Avoid Passing Judgment on Others

Dear God, please make me a Christian that is sensitive to the need of other people. Save me from passing judgment on others. Instead of judging, give me the strength to be a source of blessing to their lives.

Give me the grace and strength to contribute love, joy, and peace to others.

Empower me to represent you well in this life so that I can receive your blessings always. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Judge Not, So You Won’t Be Judged

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SALVATION IS OBTAINABLE BY EVERYONE – Romans

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GOD DOES NOT REWARD FALSE CHARITY – Matthew

Honest Charity Deserves Good Reward

It is good to be good! When we act in good faith, people are blessed, and God is glorified.

No doubt that God sees our charity efforts. He is surely keeping the record, and he will reward them in due time.

God and his angels rejoice when someone goes out of his way to bless his fellow human being, but not only are heavenly hosts celebrating the good deed, but God keeps the record; he will hands down his good reward for the effort.

Since an act of charity is honorable in the sight of the Lord, Christians are encouraged to engage in it.

Charity Worker, Check Your Motive

Not all charity works are visible to others, but some can’t really be kept secret from the public eyes. In such a situation, people may acknowledge and shower praises on the worker. However, the charity worker must take caution and not get carried away with the praises he receives.

A person who does a thing to receive human praise has gotten all he deserves. He may not necessarily receive God’s reward afterward since he’s all out seeking human’s approval and praises.

Seek God’s Endorsement, not a human endorsement! #endorse

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As children of God, our efforts must not focus on receiving human’s praises but must focus on glorifying God.

When selfishness is not the driving motive, the result of our efforts will be so praise-worthy in the presence of God.

Meanwhile, besides any human’s praises and acknowledgment, God knows how best to reward our righteous services that focus on helping humanity and glorifying the name of God.

God will reciprocate our true efforts with riches and glory in his kingdom. He will also bless us on earth.

“Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you; they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. (Matthew 6:2-4).

God’s Reward Awaits Your True Services

God is an honest deity; he also respects people who share the same attribute. True worshipers score a high mark with God, but people’s pleasers won’t go far!

As a child of God, you should evaluate your motive in any matter.

Ask yourself, “Why am I doing what I’m doing: Am I doing it to receive human’s praises, or I’m doing it to receive God’s praises?”

Self-seeking praise may go well with humans, but it doesn’t go well with God. Let your efforts be motivated by love; let your action glorify God! 

Allow God to Guide Your Actions Human flesh is in enmity with God – Flesh will encourage you to go in the way of human satisfaction, which means you will have to seek human praises to meet the demand. The flesh will motivate you to parade your charity, but the Holy Spirit of God can help you overcome that challenge. Those who are led by the Spirit are the children of God! Ask God to give you the strength and power not to be selfish nor seek

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