The Heart That Judges
Mamma always said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” The same thing can be said ‘bout judgin’ others.
When I was 11 years old a new family moved next door. The girl, Betty Sue, always bragged ‘bout how much money they spent. From the way she talked, it sounded like they had all kinds of money. She’d say, “This dress cost $10.95 plus tax. These shoes cost $14.99 plus tax”. Every time she said the price, she’d say “plus tax”. All her braggin’got on my nerves after awhile.
One day I saw her in the yard. I went over to say hello, and she invited me to go in her house. Everythin’ was very nice, but they didn’t have anythin’ that looked like it costed a lot of money. Come to find out, the 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’ like I thought she was after all.
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 a heart of love for others. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Things To Think 'Bout:
1. Ask the Lord to give you a loving heart, not a judging heart.
2. Think 'bout someone you may have judged. How do you feel 'bout that person today?