Tonight I was talking to somebody I can’t remember who it was. And they said, “Who am I to judge?” And it got me thinking of a couple of scriptures. We all know what Jesus said in Matthew chapter 7 verse 1, “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged”
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and people use that a lot. But folks, here’s a little thing we kind of overlook. If you say you are a Christian you fall into a different category of being judged. So. if you say, “Hey, I’m a Christian”, you’re fair game on this one.
“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”
Romans 15:4 NKJV
The Bible contains a lot of really good advice, but it’s not a self-help book. It is much more important than that. A self-help book may be a useful tool, but it is not absolutely necessary. The Bible is an integral part of our relationship with God.
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“A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends.”
Proverbs 16:28 NKJV
There are few things more valuable than a close friend. And there are few things that can destroy a friendship as quickly and efficiently as gossip can. Friendships are built on trust, and gossip shatters trust instantly. Think about it: If you found out your good friend was telling other people personal things about you, how could you ever trust that friend again?
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“The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.”
Proverbs 12:22 NLT
“The Lord detests.” Those three words should get our attention. “Detests” is another word for “hates.” And if God hates something, that should be our cue to stay as far from it as we possibly can.
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“There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”
Hate is a strong word. And we know that God is a God of love, grace and mercy. So if the Bible tells us that God hates something, we should probably pay attention.
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