Verse of the Day

For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. —Matthew 7:2

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

Jesus is concerned! He does not want us to have a critical spirit toward others — especially other brothers and sisters in Christ. He does not want us to judge their motives. After all, we can’t know another person’s heart; only God can. When we are unfairly critical, overly harsh, and unduly judgmental, we must remember that God will use that same standard on us that we have used on others. I don’t know about you, but I need grace. So do those I love and those with whom I fellowship in Jesus. Plus, I am trying to win those who don’t know Jesus by treating and speaking to them “with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). So, I will try very hard to be as gracious toward others as God has been gracious with me. This doesn’t mean I compromise on personal holiness; it just means I’m motivated by love.


My Prayer…

Forgive me, Abba Father, for the times that I’ve been far more critical of others than I should be. Arouse my passion to be gracious toward others so they can see your grace, mercy, and kindness shining through me. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Bible References

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

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  1. God blesses those who are merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
    – Matthew 5:7

    because judgment without mercy
    will be shown to anyone
    who has not been merciful.
    Mercy triumphs over judgment.
    – James 2:13

    And when you stand praying,
    if you hold anything against anyone,
    forgive them,
    so that your Father in heaven
    may forgive you your sins.”
    – Mark 11:25

    Lord, we thank You for Your Son,
    Who gave His life so we might live.
    Humble our hearts and give us courage
    to forgive and ask for forgiveness.

    Let our speech and actions show mercy,
    love and grace, for You have given us
    grace upon grace.

    We pray this in the name of Jesus,

Never Alone!

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