2 Samuel 19, 20; John 5:25-47

So thankful that my eternity rests in the hands of a just, loving God. I know His judgment will be fair.

Jesus expressed His ability to judge fairly in this way, “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.”

In this verse in John 5:30 I find peace and hope about my eventual judgment, but I also find a challenge for how I judge others.

Look at how Jesus judges — as he hears. Not thwarted by bigotry or grudges. He calls ‘em as he sees ‘em.

Of course, easier said than done, but I love that he gives us a little hint as to how we can move toward that unbiased format for judging as well — by seeking God’s will and not our own.

Jesus doesn’t pass judgment for his own glory or reputation, but purely for the will of the Father.

I need to remove myself from the picture and see as God sees. Love as He loves.

Lord, Help me to see as you do and to view others as you have created them. Remove my personal filter of insecurity, past hurts, or stereotypes from my thinking to love as You love. ~In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Erin (5intow)

Originally published December 15, 2011.

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Filed under 66 Books, Bible in a year reading plan, John, New Testament

One response to “2 Samuel 19, 20; John 5:25-47

  1. Judging others is a slippery slope. Soon we set our own standards of expectations. The “shoulds/should nots” underlay most of our soldering anger. I really stress over trying to climb out of that pit! What relief it is when I confess judging and remember the humble position I truly hold – a servant of God redeemed by His Son’s great sacrifice.

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