Judge Not

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. (Luke 6:37) 
When we sit in judgment of another person it is typically our religious pride saying, “I’m not like you!” or “I’m better than you!” 
When we condemn another person,  we often feel that they deserve some sort of negative consequence or punishment or even that they don’t deserve something they have already received.
Withholding love & support are subtle ways we act as judge. 
Rallying others to feel negatively about those we are in conflict with is also a subtle way we judge. 

However, God clearly outlines in scripture we are not to judge. 
We are not to condemn. 

We cannot be judge over anyone’s life, but our own. 
When we take our eyes off someone else,  focus on changing ourselves, and give God control, we allow the supernatural to work. 

God it is hard to lay down judgement, hurt and anger when I feel someone has been out of order. Let me remember you are my vindicator and help me to trust you with the outcomes. Amen. 
I felt this was a fitting devotion to be shared for New Years Eve. I pray we remember this going into a new year and we choose to stop focusing on others and more on changing ourselves and giving God control. Remember to put God first today. 

Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!