““ Refuse to be a critic full of bias toward others, and judgment will not be passed on you. For you’ll be judged by the same standard that you’ve used to judge others. The measurement you use on them will be used on you. Why would you focus on the flaw in someone else’s life and yet fail to notice the glaring flaws of your own?”
Matthew 7:1-3 TPT https://www.bible.com/bible/1849/mat.7.1-3.tpt
Father has really been dealing with my heart about this.
If you’re battling condemnation right now, take inventory of your own thoughts.
Are they judgmental and critical of others…
even in a good intent?
What do I mean by that?
I want to be pure.
The Bible tells us that we should purify ourselves as He is Pure.
But, in my attempts to purify myself, my attitude towards myself and others became very critical.
It caused a “critical condition” for me.
The battle with condemnation is not a war you can win in the flesh.
It has to be done in Christ Jesus.
However, when you are feeling condemned, it’s hard to feel like your accepted.
You have to walk by faith.
I go back to the woman in the midst of her accusers.
Condemnation makes you cower, not come boldly.
So, Precious Jesus Gave us the remedy in Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
There is literally an antidote, and artillery in the Word of God for every assault of our enemy.
What I’ve found is,
when I walk in judgement and criticism towards myself or others,
I have opened a door and started to align myself with the enemy.
That sounds harsh, but it’s Truth.
He is the accuser of the brethren…
when we accuse, what does that make us?
I can guarantee you that if you’ll take note in your situation,
and how you’re facing it right now,
you can look back and see places where you’ve mentioned “how so and so should be,”
or “should have done this if they were really.”..
But Praise Be to God for the turn around.
When we catch it, we can walk out of that trap and back in alignment with Jesus, following after His Spirit,
who doesn’t judge anyone before their time….
|And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.|
|48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.|
The Word will Judge Him…
that person we are attempting to Judge.
What we do with His Word is what we will be judged by.
Whether we believed it or not.