Judging

hammerI have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer wander in the darkness. If anyone hears me and doesn’t obey me, I am not his judge – for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. John 12:46-47

I find it hard to find so many people willing to judge others and feel that God is on their side. But in the above passage Jesus declares that he has not come into the world to judge but to save. He came to show a Kingdom, a way of life. The life that God intended. We either choose it or not. This is our calling to show the light of Jesus to other by our words and actions. Is this an excuse to do nothing but show Jesus. What about all the injustices in the world. I personally think we need to separate the two for we can get ourselves into dangerous ground when we use Jesus to justify our actions. We often cause hurt and resentment. Jesus never wants this and says he came for those we hurt and reject. Another way to see it is we only see a glimpse of what people are like, we do not see how they got to where they are today. Through our love and concern for them this would motivate us to share Jesus. So let God do the judging and seek to follow Jesus to save the lost no matter how good or bad they are.

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