Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Matthew 7

I am going to be really honest and really share my heart today with you.
I have been listening to Redeeming Love on tape and God really spoke to me through this book. At the beginning of every chapter there is a verse or quote. 
Chapter 14 I came across this...
1"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
 Matthew 7:1-2
Since I have struggled with my weight I figured it was ok to judge others harshly on their weight if they had at one time made me feel bad about my weight gain.  I had one friend in particular who really was never a good friend, the extent of our friendship is only facebook friends now.  Since she was so nasty I figured it was ok to judge her harshly and find pleasure her weight gain. I felt so terrible after hearing this verse and I realized that I wasn't pleasing God with my actions no matter what she did to me in the past.  I have also been trying to change the way I think about and look at others.  It really is so much harder than I expected and I am so much more aware now of when I do it.
 It's a scary thought to be judged as harshly as we judge.  


Lucky in Love said...

This is so true. What a great quote and a wonderful realization to come to. I think everyone struggles with this.

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

So true! And I need to memorize that verse to help me!

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean; it is so true. I don't think there's a person out there that doesn't struggle with that.

The Shabby Princess said...

So true! I'm battling trying to be happy and loving to a co-worker right now. She's wonderful and we get along great, but, ever since she started, it's like myself and my other team member are just chopped liver to our boss--it's really hard and I am having a hard time not being upset at her--for something that is totally not her fault. So, I've been really praying about finding love and peace for everyone. It's a challenge.