Don’t Judge Me
Welcome back to another session of Faith Matters. This week has been a roller coaster, one of my good friends lost his job and it broke my heart. I don’t know the entire circumstances surrounding it but if you would please pray for my brother Jimmy as he leans on Jesus to provide a new path. I personally feel it is just another test of faith that he has to go through, but being on the outside looking in, it is always easier than going through that storm.
Let’s go ahead and open up with prayer. Heavenly Father I thank you today for yet again another opportunity to speak truth into a world that despises it. Lord give me the words today to pierce the hearts of those listening, let the words spoken ring out loud with truth, let the words come out in such a way that they know it is You speaking Lord. I pray for those who are struggling and battling in their walk with you, but please give them strength Lord to press on until the day you come, in Jesus name, Amen.
Judging, what does that word mean to you?
Being a Christian I hear this word frequently by non-Christians telling me not to judge other people and by Christians telling me not to judge. Now, if I am not judging yet you are telling me I am being judgmental, then in essence aren’t you the real person that is judging?
Let’s go ahead and define what judging means:
form an opinion or conclusion about.
“scientists were judged according to competence”
form the opinion, conclude, decide; More
consider, believe, think, deem, view;
deduce, gather, infer, gauge, estimate, guess, surmise, conjecture;
regard as, look on as, take to be, rate as, class as;
“we judged that it was too late to proceed”
decide (a case) in court.
“other cases were judged by tribunal”
try, hear; More
adjudicate, decide, give a ruling on, give a verdict on
“the case was judged by a tribunal”
give a verdict on (someone) in court.
“she was judged innocent of murder”
adjudge, pronounce, decree, rule, find
“she was judged innocent of murder”
Who is the last person you judged? Ha ha ha, don’t pretend like you have never judged someone because I feel like it is human nature to judge others and we do it without even thinking about it. Now stop and think again, who is the last person you judged? Have you ever gone back to them and asked for forgiveness for those judgmental thoughts? I know right now your jaw probably just hit the floor, but being honest with our own hearts and then humbling ourselves before others is the right thing to do.
I can’t begin to count the number of times that someone has told me not to judge others. Well, if your feelings get hurt easily it might be time to turn off this podcast. If you are afraid of hearing the truth then it might be time to turn off this podcast. If you want to remain in the dark and pretend like everything you are doing is okay to because you can ask God for forgiveness tomorrow then you might want to turn off this podcast.
Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.
It is time to get real and stop beating around the bush. I share many things on Twitter and so many of my posts are from personal interactions with peers, coworkers, friends, family, loved ones, my past, there is no limit to what God asks me to share. People will come and attack me about something I say and tell me yet again as a Christian you shouldn’t judge others. Did you know that there is a verse in the Bible that says as a Christian you should give council to your fellow brother and sisters in the Church?
Dealing With Sin in the Church Mathew 18:15-20
15 ”If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
18 ”Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19 ”Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Now with that being said, the things that I say if you feel like they are being judgmental then maybe it is time for you to examine your own heart and walk with God. I am not labeling a name on my posts, I am merely pointing out stumbling blocks because we all have them yet so many of us can’t see them. We choose to ignore the sin and give ourselves pardons.
Proverbs 16:2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.
Now let me get back on my preaching block. If we remain silent about the evil that is in this world then the evil will continue to spread and take over the world. We are called to be the light and salt in this world, if you can’t handle that charge that word of God has called upon your life then it might be time to examine your heart.
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
God has called me, I don’t know why He chose me, but He did and He has given me an anguish to reach people. God keeps putting it on my mind to constantly share the things I see and hear because they are not becoming of a Christian. If you feel that is judging then yet again might be time to switch off this podcast. This message isn’t for the faint of heart, but instead for the Christ followers who are ready to get down to business.
I can no longer remain silent about the things I see. We must step up to the plate and point out what is wicked. Whether there is something that needs to be pointed out in my life or in the life of my fellow brothers and sisters in the Church we must hold each other accountable. If you can’t do it then involve your Pastor and seek the council of the elders of your Church.
Church, the time is short, we are living in the last days. Knowledge has continued to increase, the things of this world have continued to go from good to evil. All of the things that we have been raised as evil society wants to sell them to us as okay and acceptable. The word of God hasn’t changed and we need to remain rooted in what God says and stop listening to T.V., Commercials, Peer Pressure, and everything else of this world that keeps getting us off track.
Wake Up People
Some will hear all of this and begin to judge me like who is this guy thinking he is all perfect, but let me be the first to say that I am a sinner and have fallen short of the glory of God just like anyone else. I have failed and I have had to admit it to myself, my wife, my family. We must be humble and willing to admit when we stumble. Just because I have stumbled does not mean that God hasn’t put a fire in my heart to preach about it. Everyone needs to hear this message and that is the bottom line truth. We have become too comfortable and the time to wake up is today.
Change your lifestyle, do whatever YOU personally need to do to get back in a right relationship with Jesus. Stop waiting, if you think there is just a small thing that needs to be addressed then address it and stop putting it off. We all have different situations in our lives that need to be addressed, but my call to you is don’t wait. Do it today. Soon it will be too late and you will be begging for more time.
Heavenly Father I thank you for putting this burden on my heart. This message has taken me several weeks to write, but now I finally see why. Today you have put the rest of Your message into my heart so that I can speak it out. Lord I pray for anyone that is lukewarm, I pray that you will start a fire in them today! We need warriors who are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Lord use me to keep reaching more people, in the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Wow, thank you for hanging in there and listening to my passion. We are not doing enough and seeing how this world is turning out it shows. Please join me in spreading the Gospel and the truth around this world. We need to be honest and truthful and stop worrying about whose feelings might get hurt. If you would like to reach out to me, you can do so on Twitter @KNGMusic or on our website http://www.KNGMusicMinistry.com Thank you for listening and God Bless.