Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mind Your Own Business Part 2-Judge Not

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” –Matthew 7:1-5(NIV)

This morning I had an argument with my husband. Yes, we had an argument. As we were both storming around the house, in a regular unhealthy manner, the Holy Spirit starting revealing some stuff to me. We were both so irritated with each other, and when it got down to it, it was essentially about the same thing. You see, we were fighting, and both of us were wrong. We both made mistakes. There was no way I could say that I am right and you better fix it, because I was guilty of the same thing too! I really need to fix myself and recognize that I was doing basically the same thing I was mad at him for.

In John chapter 9 we read, “Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?” Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains."

What Jesus was saying to the Pharisees was that because they said they could see and were aware of sin, they were held accountable for it. You see, if you see somebody doing something you know is not right, you are aware of that being a sin, and you are accountable for not making the same mistake.

That is what is so important about the blood of Jesus. It takes care of every sin, washing it away. You must go to God, and ask for forgiveness, when you make a mistake. It is so easy. 1 John 1:9 says, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

So, mind your own business, take care of your own sin (shortcomings of not being obedient to the Word), and you will be in a much better state spiritually and emotionally.

*Note: I asked my husband before I even starting writing this if he cared if I shared, since he is the head of our home.

1 comment:

  1. so good Beth. Mind my on business is what I need to do in my life. I am so not ready, so not perfected yet I try to fix others.