Friday, July 23, 2010

Does it Matter?

"If you're setting yourself up to be the judge and jury over other people, watch out! God will judge you, in the same way, you judge them. So don't be too hard on other people (unless, of course, you want God to be exactly that hand on you)".

This was the exact words written on my sister's FaceBook wall that catches my attention.

In Romans 14:1-13 it was written "So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another." 

Knowing right from wrong does not require opinions. It does require facts though (so where's your fact?, I have mine). For example, the bible says you're not supposed to lust or put some lust imagination to another person because you can create sin in your mind and in your thoughts same as to another person, that was according to the bible, not mine.

Proverbs 6:25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes. If someone does steal, they have clearly gone against the teaching of the bible. Am I too religious di bagay hehehe. But hey see how that works. You can make good, moral decisions based on logic and facts with the bible as your guide and avoid the need to put yourself on a pedestal by calling the person "a thief" or someone who's trying to steal your privacy by just trying to be friends"(sorry for that). 

It's a small difference, but important. Calling someone a "thief" places you above him. In a sense, you are looking down on this person and believe that you are superior. This view of your fellow man is NOT what Jesus wanted. This feeling of superiority is the seduction of judging others. Avoid this. Don't judge. Does it matter? Yes, it does. Use facts, logic and the bible to make good decisions. I hope I am making the right decision.

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