Thought and Prayer for Monday, November 25, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
THOSE WE ARE CLOSEST TO
We know really well the people who are closest to us. We know their habits. We know what makes them mad. We know what make them happy. We see them act one way around certain people or on social media but are different in real life. We see them cover up who they really are and put on a front. There is no excuse for what they are doing other than hiding who they really are. However, it is not our place to expose the truth to others. God will base His judgment on truth when the time is right.
James 4:12 “God alone, who gave the law, is the Judge. He alone has the power to save or to destroy. So what right do you have to judge your neighbor?” (NLT)
Dear Lord, we know that our neighbors are those who are closest to us. We know that we are often too quick to judge those in our own house because we see them act in many different ways when they are with different people. Help them, Lord, to be true to only You so they will be fair and just to all – even those who are closest to them. Help us, Lord, not to judge those people but to allow You to be the Judge according to Your law. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Those who are closest to us are not perfect. But neither are we.
Instead of being quick to judge those in our own household, we should be quick to love.
Sharing God’s word with those who are struggling is a much better way to help them than judging them.
God’s law is what we all should live by and it is what we will one day be judged by.
Those who hide who they really are only fool themselves and lead an empty life. Let’s ask God for ways we can help them become who He wants them to be.
2 Corinthians 7:10 “For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.” (NLT)