Saturday, February 4, 2012

Take Heart: 1st in Series of Looking at Matters of Tha' Heart

Tha’ Heart That Judges

Mamma always said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” Tha’ same thing can be said ‘bout judgin’ others. I remember when a new family moved next door. Tha’ girl, Betty Sue, always bragged ‘bout how much money they spent. From tha’ way she talked, it sounded like they had all kinds of money.

She’d say, this cost $10.95 plus tax. That cost $14.99 plus tax. Every time she said tha’ price, she’d say ‘plus tax’. It got on my nerves after awhile. One day I saw her in tha’ yard. I went over ta’ say hello, ‘n she invited me ta’ go in her house. Everythin’ was very nice, but they didn’t have anythin’ that looked like it costs a lot of money. Come to find out, tha’ place they lived before didn’t have tax on clothes or anythin’. Betty Sue thought that since they were payin’ tax they were spendin’ a lot of money. So, she wasn’t braggin’ at lot like I thought she was.

Matthew 7:1-2  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.”

Lord, give us heart that doesn’t judge. Help us ta’ always be mindful that ya’ know everytin’ ‘bout us. In tha’ name of Jesus, amen.

Things ‘ta Think ‘bout:

1.      Have ya’ checked your heart taday? Is it clear of judgment?

2.      Ask God ta’ give ya’ a clean heart.

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  2. I wrote about this in a few of my communication studies. One such judgement is mistaking shyness for snobbery. It's very common for shy behavior to be mistaken for being aloof, making it even more difficult for them to make friends.

  3. Wonderful message, Janet! Don't you just love how God shows us the truth when we judge someone? Most of the time the things we judge about others isn't even true. God always knows how to humble us by showing us the truth. Thanks for the prayer and reminder to keep my heart free from judgment. Blessings to you and your ministry:)

  4. I sometimes equate the saying "Do unto others as you would have them do to you" a lesson in judgement. If you judge others, you will in turn be judged as harshly as you judge. When I think about it like that...I am literally scared to judge others.

  5. Hello dear Janet ( or should I say Mitsy Lou )

    You are an inspired writer, my good friend. I'm glad I saw this series of posts about the heart. May the Lord keep talking to your heart so that you share it with us.

    Judging people is easy. "Love your enemies" is not. I try to do that more and more. Thanks for reminding me of what the Lord asks of us.