Wednesday, August 14, 2013

How Dare You?

There are more then enough hypocrites through out the world less alone in the church. During the days Jesus walked this earth, if there was anything that got to him it was this type of person. One who professes to be walking in the holiness of God. One who quotes the scripture like it was part of his or her dressing for work. One who criticizes and downs others for not being good enough for God. How dare they? What in the world allows one to be so harsh in judgement? If you look at those ancient biblical times how many oh how many were sinners, murderers, prostitutes, considered to be the lowest of the low? Did Jesus pass judgement? No. In fact he used those very people to make his point. We are all one step away from being the lowest of the low. God does not look at us this way. If our hearts are clean, and we have good intention. If we are giving without conditions. We are Gods children. If we learn to humble ourselves and repent of our sins ( and yes, we will sin!) we are Gods children. No one has a right to judge. We need to be mindful of that ourselves. 

James 5:13-16
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.