Love Thy Neighbor

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DAILY VERSE

Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you. God alone, who gave the law, is the Judge. He alone has the power to save or to destroy. So what right do you have to judge your neighbor?

James 4:11-12
DEVOTION

You hear a lot in the news about certain people living a sinful lifestyle and how wrong it is. God didn’t put us here to judge others. We have the bible that tells us what is right and what is wrong, but we’re not to pass judgment. People forget that God doesn’t grade on a curve; the heterosexual couple living together down the street is just as guilty as the gay couple living across the street. How are you to draw people to Christ if you have appointed yourself judge and jury? It’s the condemnation of these people that keep them at a distance or causes them to judge ALL Christians as judgmental hypocrites. We must approach people WITH love and WITHOUT judgment if we are to mirror our savior Jesus Christ.

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