Here's A Thought...

Here are some "THOUGHTS" that will hopefully answer some of the questions that you may have about what the Bible has to say about our everyday lives. These articles are here to provoke thought; provide answers, guidance and resources; all in an effort to bring you into a closer relationship with your Heavenly Father!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Love vs. Judgment
It is an amazing feeling when we first get inspired to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our hearts become lit on fire as we burn with a desire to share the joy and the love that we now experience in our salvation and in our new or renewed relationship with our heavenly Father, His Son and His Spirit. It is a tremendous gift to feel a love for our fellow human beings and earnestly desire to give them every opportunity to be saved from eternal damnation. But what a slippery slope that is.

We become so passionate, we get excited and we become so in tuned to the prompting and the convictions of the Holy Spirit that we just want to share! And before we are even aware of it, we are telling the whole world what they are doing wrong. (What did he just say?)

We are called to love; the great commission is to love. Paul writes that, “faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1st Corinthians 13:13. Paul also writes in Romans the 14th chapter he warns against judging our neighbors and our fellow Christians and strongly cautions us against passing judgment.
Romans 14:1 “As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”
Romans 14:4-5; “Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
Romans 14:10-13; “Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. Therefore, let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.”

So I suggest to you, when confronted with a brother that may not believe as we do or behave as we do; weather in the body of Christ or not, that we first try to love. We don’t judge, condemn, convict or correct. Judgment we leave to God the Father through his son Jesus Christ. Conviction we leave to the helper of the Holy Spirit. And there is plenty of guilt and condemnation coming from hell and the devil. What we need to do is L.O.V.E…love!

Pray before you think, think before you act, and let your actions always reflect your love.