Father God, when I'm about to speak out of turn to judge my brother, whisper quietly in my ear, shh. Amen
As I start this devotion, I am convicted because I judged someone today when I didn't have the right to do so. For that I repent. God says to us here, ". . . who is able to save and destroy." None of us have a heaven or hell to put anyone in so how can we judge them. It's enough for me to try to keep all of my marbles inside the circle and not allow them to roll out and cause someone else to trip and fall. People make mistakes. People are human and just like me, walk on the wrong side of the road sometimes. You know what pushes me into that judgmental state is when I am mad because of a wrong done against me. I'm not thinking straight because I'm mad and sometimes, in my humanness, I have judged. Like all of us, this walk is a daily growth pattern that we sometimes by our actions, pull the thread out of and unravel. God is good and merciful because He hands us the needle and thread called forgiveness and love to sew it back together and keep on moving. Thank you Lord.
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