Many of us hate it when people judge us for our wrong doings. People tend to take it the wrong way even when a person is just trying to help them. Why do people get so stuck in their ways that they no longer are able to take advice? To understand that we aren’t always correct is a good thing. It shows that we are humble and able to learn. It means that we are teachable, like we’d hope our children at school are. How come as adults we don’t keep ourselves at this same standard, most times? Next time you are approached by someone about something you are doing, instead of thinking they are being rude, take their advice and thank them. Truly think about it for your well-being. Let others know that you care about what they are sharing with you. Just like God judges us when we fall into sin or forget to love Him and our neighbor. Would you rather walk unfaithfully before God and not want to ever know that fact? Because Jesus does come to us, in Spirit, to awaken us to live for Him, this is a very good thing. Think of how many people were once vial sinners and are now all in for God because the Holy Spirit spoke to them and they received His counsel.
Thank the Lord for caring so deeply for your life. Without even thinking about it, God helps us get back on His path of righteousness. Be as David when He said, 1“Judge me, O God”. Take in His judgement with honor and respect. Humble yourself to learn of Him and grow daily in the Spirit. 4John taught that we ought to we walk in the light of Jesus. But how can we walk in His light if we are continuing to walk in the flesh? Only by conforming to what God has for our lives can we forsake our fleshly appetites and live for Him. Our fleshly nature only leads to pain and guilt. 3This is not a born again lifestyle for Jesus. To be born again is to no longer strive to walk in our own ways but walk in the ways of the Lord. 2We call upon the Name of the Lord in prayer, for we desire to do what He says. To do His will delights our soul. David had this passion to live for the Lord and you can see it when He prayed, 1“O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill.” He was all in for Jesus. You can see His heart’s desire in His prayer, 1“Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.” Delight in following Jesus and it will be a great joy to follow Him.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, You have full access into my life. My heart is open to do Your will. I confess my sins openly to You. Forgive me of my wrongs. Judge me and tell me how I’ve sinned against You. May these things come to light that I might better follow You. Your advice is wise and I am honored to obey You. You continue to lead me into green pastures. I am safe, because You are with me. Be the light of my life. Cast aside any darkness inside of me. Shine forth that only love may exist. Help me to always be willing to share my love for You to everyone. When You call my Name, I will answer. I will witness for You, Lord Jesus. I will tell the world of Your great love for me and for everyone. I love You. I praise Your Holy Name. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 43:1-5 (KJV)
1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
2Luke 6:46-49 (KJV)
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
3John 3:1-7 (KJV)
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
41 John 1:4-10 (KJV)
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.