Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Catch up

Since I missed posting yesterday there will be two entries into this one blog post. The second will have an intro with a link to a  previous post from a year ago with a message worth repeating.

1st Entry

On Judgment

We are all human

We are all sinners

We are all fallible

We all have skeletons in our closets

Is this why Jesus admonished us not to judge and warned us of God's 
judgment being measured in proportion to how we judge others?

Part of me  thinks yes.

A verse will you?

Romans 2:1

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, 
for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, 
because you who pass judgment do the same things.

Judging comes from a place from superiority. In order to cast judgment, deem someone as good or bad, we must elevate ourselves to some sort of sainthood, as better, have you. I also think judgment comes from place of insecurity. We as humans don't want to admit the four declarations I made above and in order to avoid doing so we go out of our way to demean and demonize others so we can feel better. It's all about avoidance. The problem with avoidance is, as long as we do it, God is not able to either love us or forgive us. Scripture is clear that until we seek forgiveness for sins and the forgiveness of others God is unable to forgive us (Matthew 6:15). Why do we deny ourselves the free gift of forgiveness that God has for us? I don't think I can answer that for you. I believe only as individuals can we answer that ourselves. May you be able to seek forgiveness, forgive others, and judge less. This world could certainly use a lot less judgment going around.

2nd Entry

Here are your Horses 

After my initial post for November, "Back on the Horse", a co-worker was upset that it was not about horses so here is a post on horses. Click here to read more.