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— Who will judge us?

News flash. God can handle things with out my help!! God doesn’t need me to correct believers. This can be very tough for religious people who steeped in religious instruction year after year.

I follow one person on Twitter who specializes in this area. All of his blog posts are about how wrong certain pastors are. He is bright but I don’t think he gets this part of God’s word. I know I fall into the trap sometimes as well. It isn’t pretty and I am ashamed of myself when it happens.

My only assignment from Jesus, the Messiah and Master, is to love. That, on any given day, is plenty. No need for anything else to focus on at all. That is my assignment. Everything else is for God to take care of.

Jesus challenges us here as well. “Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged” (Matthew 7:1) Pretty clear. Just love.

Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently. . . If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help.

Romans 14:1-3;8