Jesus doesn’t want you to do this one thing – and it’s pretty important.
And Jesus talks about it in Matthew’s 7th chapter.
Do you remember what it is?
Take a moment to think about it before you read on.
Jesus doesn’t want you to… ?
Here’s the solution.
JESUS doesn’t want you to judge others.
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Judge not, that you be not judged.
For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
– Jesus Christ
But what did Jesus mean by that?
He means that judging others is not your place because God judges us.
Now Jesus didn’t talk about judges who sentence criminals, he talked about people like you and me.
If you judge others, you will be judged as well.
Just think about it, why would you judge what others do?
Why does it matter to you what your neighbor does?
How are you affected by what your friends do?
Just let them do their own thing, and they shall let you do your own thing.
God is judging each and every one of us, so don’t try to judge others for Him.
Jesus goes on and calls out the hypocrites:
And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?
Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?
First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
– Jesus Christ
With this, Jesus means that you should take care of your own problems before you criticize others.
Now, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t help others before you took care of all your problems – help whenever you can.
But it means that you shouldn’t judge others.
Build on rock!
You can build your faith either on rock, or on sand.
Jesus explains what happens if faith is not put into Him, if it is built on sand:
But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell.
And great was its fall.
– Jesus Christ
You don’t want to build your faith on sand.
And the fact that you’re here now, reading this text, tells me that you didn’t, either.
You built your house on rock as you put your faith in GOD himself.
And now it’s important that you keep your faith, that you keep your house on rock.
Don’t doubt God, for he is always watching over you.
You let him in your heart with your baptism, and he is always with you.
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