Sunday, December 14, 2008

Do what you can do..

Matthew 7:1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Sometimes when you are wronged and there was absolutely nothing you did to provoke the attack it is very easily to fall into self-righteousness. Every part of us analyzes the offense from top to bottom and once we find ourselves BLAME-FREE then our flesh is ready to scream out to the offender GOTCHA YA, and our mind is ready to lock this offense away in its grudge compartment and save for for future use while the realest part of ourselves our spirit man would just rather forgive and put this all under the blood. For us there are so many options and so little time to DO the right thing. Well we need to remember that first of all we are spirit beings living in a human body and as born again believers we need to act in a way that is honoring to God. The word tells us that vengeance belongs to the Lord and that we are called to forgive and beyond that we are not even to judge the offender and pray for them in their offense. No matter the magnitude of the offense from the unthinkable to the easily forgettable we still have to make the choice to give IT over to the LORD and let Him make it right.
There are times when scripture is easy to read and hard to do but the word admonishes to us that we must be doers as well as hears of the word. We become doers of the word when we believe it, speak it and live accordingly. The end of Luke 10:19 tells us that we as believers have the kind of authority and power that NOTHING shall by any means hurt us. I know it may seem hard to imagine that this is possible in a world so full of evil and corruption as ours but still that word is true.
Another point to reference when teaching about judgement is that Romans 3:22-23 tells us that our righteousness is from God through our faith is Jesus Christ. The scriptures tells us that we ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. God had the option to let us be accountable for our own sins in judgement and condemnation yet He sent His Son and Our Saviour to pay the price for us from now through all of eternity. My personal motto is that there is nothing that anyone can do to us compared to what Christ has done for us.
Sure I understand that people hurt us and let us down but what I want to say to someone is to NOT try and figure out why or what happened but to remember the word of the Lord and that is to cast ALL of that particular care over to the LORD and because He cares for you He will sustain you. As well the word tell us to trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understand. When you do what you can then God will do the REST. Be Blessed, Manie