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One Judge Several Contests 1 Corinthians 4 part 1

As in most areas of life, God knows when we judge ourselves and others, we are working with limited knowledge and information.  In my world, it is easy to grant myself a pass for bad attitudes or wrong choices.  I meant well, or, I did not mean to act that way…Still, God has all the info on us and others.  He not only knows the amazing things we do, but, he knows why we do them. Paul did most things right as a Pharisee–but for the wrong motive. In Chapter 13, the first 3 verses scream that motive is as critical as activity.

 If we look at folks and realize they have a back story and baggage we no nothing about, then it could cause us to reserve judgment and simply look for ways to encourage bless and serve them.  It could also allow us to look at our own lives honestly and with a desire to seek him in our attitudes and choices.  It is too easy to allow the enemy and circumstance to cloud or color our thought and judgment.  It is equally simple to hide behind a smile or mask and fool the world into believing all is good and we are perfect.  God says do not judge others and do not hide behind your own rationalizations and intentions.  Simply follow, pray and seek him each day—then allow him to do the judging. While the concept is relatively simple, it is extremely difficult to carry out.  Help me Lord to submit, listen , follow and reserve judgment of myself and others.

God Bless You

 1 So look at Apollos and me as mere servants of Christ who have been put in charge of explaining God’s mysteries. 2 Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful. 3 As for me, it matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. I don’t even trust my own judgment on this point. 4 My conscience is clear, but that doesn’t prove I’m right. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide.

5 So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time—before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.

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This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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