Personal high standards without compromise are good but sometimes they aren’t cushioned with grace, for ourselves or anyone else, therefore, we tend to judge one another harshly because of it. Our shortcomings may not be as obvious as the ones for whom we judge but they carry just as much the weight of sin! Let’s remember we aren’t the judge, but God is!! God’ s salvation plan is grace alone, just pure saving grace for our belief and our faith in Him. In return He blesses us with advice in His Word along with principles and commandments to live by for abundant life on earth. Without His principles and commands, we get ourselves into hot water time and time again. Blessed are we, when in failure, He graces us with forgiveness if we only ask and repent.
When others fail you, or offend ~ do the same for them. Grace them! Forgive them even if they don’t ask. Show compassion and find peace for the new year ahead.
Matthew 7: 2 -5.
“In the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
( ♥ K ♥ )