I often hear people say, ‘don’t judge me.’
That isn’t exactly what Jesus meant. He didn’t mean for me to use the excuse to tell someone not to judge me when I feel convicted because I did indeed do something wrong or have some deluded way of thinking or treated them badly.
What He meant was for me not to judge.
That means instead of worrying about whether other people are judging me I should consider whether I am judging them.
Honestly, I have a great log to get rid of which is all my sin. I realize Jesus forgives me and He nailed all my sins to the cross. But I persist in not being perfect even though I know in my brain that He has already won.
I need Him to be faithful and continue helping me grow in my heart and spirit and the inner core of me where I really believe that He has forgiven all my sin. I need to keep working with Him and confessing when He points my sins out to me.
I think that I would not sin at all if I really realized the extent of His love for me.
I am not perfect but He is perfecting me.
I do have the sin of being judgmental. I read the verse in Matthew about God raining on good and evil people just the same:
” that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” – Matthew 5:45 (NKJV)
I thought about if I really wanted the later revival rain to come down on all the ‘evil’ people I know. ‘Jesus, please forgive me. Of course, I do. It is what I’ve been working with you on.’
I guess its harder when it’s personal. There are some people that give me grief every day that I sometimes do not want the loving rain of God to fall on. I’m just being honest.
I believe God wants everyone to experience His love more. I have to get over thinking that I know someone else doesn’t deserve it.
If anyone doesn’t deserve it, It’s me.