Turn It Down a Notch
June 15, 2020

Today’s 333 Devotional: “Turn It Down a Notch”

As I read through the book of Deuteronomy I become overwhelmed with just how detailed and expansive the law is. It covers just about everything, and if it doesn’t say it outright then it’s implied through other laws.

What came to me as I was contemplating the whole thing is our need to turn it down a notch. Not the law mind you, but our judgment of others, because we all sin and fall short of God’s holy and righteous standards for life, or ‘The Law,’ (Romans 3:23).

Before we start condemning others for their transgressions, let’s take a good look at our own, and when we do we’re going to find that we’re just as guilty if not more so. So we need to turn down our judgment of others a notch.

Jesus said, “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. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:1-5)

Before we start judging others for their sins and wrongs, let’s first find out what may be going on in their life. Or as the saying goes, “Don’t judge someone else before you walk a mile in their shoes.”

Now, I’m in no way trying to absolve people of their sins, or for that matter trying to absolve my own. Jesus did that when He died upon the cross. So instead of playing God I need to give the matter over to Him and continue to pray for others, and myself.

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