Friday, 01 June 2012
Hope you can follow this logic, as it took me a good portion of my life to figure this out:
If God's Glory is perfection, and ALL of US fall short of God's Glory, then we are NOT perfect. (Romans 3:23)
Why then do we call others hypocrites and liars, when we ourselves fall into that category ourselves. (Matthew 7:3)
Are we not just lying to ourselves if we think we are perfect? (Mark 10:19)
God loves us anyways, in spite of our own shortcomings. (1 John 4:16)
If we are to be Christ like, aren't we supposed to love others as Christ loved the church (his bride)? (Ephesians 5:25)
Now, if Christ loves us as God does - in spite of our own short comings - AND if we are to be like Christ, shouldn't we love others in spite of their short comings?
One thing in God's love we tend to forget - Christ didn't come to bring us peace, but rather division. (Luke 12:51)
Many are called by God, but not all answer the call. (Matthew 22: 1-14)
We are, after all, imperfect.
Shall we judge others for not being perfect as well?
Who are we to judge? We didn't make the call, we're just trying to answer it. Judging isn't a part of the call.
Did you follow my logic? What could you add or remove from it?
Do you ever judge people? Why do we judge people? How can we be more Christlike and see others as God sees them?