What Happens To Judges

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Matthew 7:1

Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

O-bservation:

This was the beginning of the last third of Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount.” He started by saying, “Don’t judge or you will also be judged.” In fact, He went on to say that you will be judged in the same way you judge others.

A-pplication:

I know I’ve said it before in one of these posts at least, but here it is again, “For every kick, there is a kick back, and whatever goes around, comes around.” That is pretty much what Jesus was saying here: “I didn’t put you on this earth to judge your fellow man or woman, and I also didn’t put you here to find fault with others.” Because it’s true that what you sow you will reap. You can’t plant tomato seeds and get watermelon. The seeds you sow produce what is in that seed. If it’s hate, you’ll get hate back. If it’s love, you will reap love. What Jesus gave us to replace judgment was forgiveness. Instead of judging we’re called to forgive and move on. When we forgive, we escape the trap of bitterness, which in time can rot our very soul. This is all much easier said than done, but it is possible with the Lord’s help. So here it is again, “What Happens to Judges?” They get judged. Let’s choose forgiveness and move on.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

The older I get, the less I seem to know. One thing I know for sure. I’m not God, and I make a lousy judge. Help me be a forgiver at all times. Amen

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