The Measuring Stick

Good morning! May God give us wisdom and discernment in all the decisions and judgments we make today.

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.” Matthew 7:1-2 NLT

Here Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees about their judgement against him.  They judged Jesus for the things he did and said. They constantly criticized his work for God. When they rejected Jesus, he reminded them of their own inefficiencies and how they will be measured against. 

We as believers must be careful when we judge others, especially when we remain blind to our own weaknesses and shortcomings. 

Lord, help us in the areas of our lives when we misjudge others. Open our eyes to see what you see.

Also, brothers and sisters, remember Jesus’ example, when hypocrites come against him, he kept doing what God has called him to do. His plan was greater. Let God be the judge. Keep doing what God has called you to do. Trust Him.

Father God, thank you for today. Thank you for your grace and mercy in our lives. Lord, thank you for showing compassion and giving us freedom in you. Lord, you are everything we need, yet you give us more. Lord, forgive us when we judge others and place higher standards on others. Lord, be with us and change our attitudes and our hearts toward others. Lord, give us discernment and wisdom to live life as you call us to live. Lord, remove our hypocritical thoughts and actions. Lord, create in us a clean heart, one that is aligned with your goodness. Lord, hold our tongues and reveal to us areas that we have judged with no mercy or grace. Lord, shift our thinking so that we may be free from false judgment. Lord, keep us faithful to you and your plans for our lives. Lord, please be with those who are grieving and comfort them.  Lord, heal the broken and strengthen our faith in you.  Lord, set us free from the lies of the enemy. Lord, right now, help us to put on the full armor of God. Lord, go before us today and distinguish the arrows flying our way. Put your words of truth on our hearts and in our minds. Help us to share the gospel message with others so that they will commit their lives to you. Lord, keep changing us. In Jesus name, amen!

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