When we build walls to protect ourselves, we have to live behind those walls. If you find yourself looking at a someone walking by thinking, “They’re not all that.” Or “I look better than they do.” You’re probably living behind a wall. Judge not lest ye be judged. (Matthew 7:1). It’s not a suggestion, it’s a command.
God Knows That We Will Be Judged As We Judge Others
The measure with which we judge is given back to us. We will be forgiven as we forgive others. While we look at and judge people based on what we see on the outside, God sees the heart. Think about the Mother with the son in jail. She says things like, “He’s a good boy. He just got in with the wrong crowd.” Everyone else judges him by his actions, but his mother knows his heart. That’s how God is with us and how he wants us to be with others.
If You Could See Their Heart, You Just Might Like Them
People become overly critical of others based on their hurts and the walls they’ve built up in their heart. We sit in malls, and watch people as we judge them from our position of pain. Judgment is not a position of strength. Consider, if you could see the heart of each person you’ve judged today or this past week, it’s possible that you might even like them if you knew them.
My Prayer For You Today
Lord, I proclaim your touch on each heart reading this today. You see their hearts, you see their hurts, help them knock down their walls before the mortar dries and it becomes a permanent fixture. I speak forgiveness and healing over each person today. I claim the reading of your word to take over all wrong thoughts. I am expectant that every person reading this message will break through and stop allowing the enemy to keep them behind their wall. They are getting into church and into an iConnect group and opening their hearts today! In your glorious name, Amen!