Day 212: Without Jesus…

The Daily Word: Friday, July 31st, 2020
2 Chronicles 29:1-36
Romans 14:1-23
Psalm 24:1-10
Proverbs 20:12
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way. – Rom. 14:12-13

When you die, you will meet God face to face. You will give an account of your life to Him. You will be responsible for every word ever uttered. Every thought you’ve ever had, whether clean or dirty! Every action ever attempted or completed, whether good or evil.

Unless you’re perfect, the only way you will pass that test before the King of kings and Lord of lords is if you are hidden in Jesus (Col. 3:3)! When you receive Jesus as Lord, God no longer looks at you and sees your sin; He looks at you and sees His Son. When you are hidden in Jesus, you will receive the reward that only Jesus deserves for living a perfect, sinless life; because He took on the punishment you deserve for living a sloppy, sin-filled one!

The point is this: without Jesus, you fail. So what right do you have to judge another man or woman when you know you are hopeless without Jesus yourself?

Instead of judging, share the Gospel. Instead of pointing a finger, extend a hand and pray! Revival will not happen until we stop assuming everyone else is doing it wrong, and start allowing the Holy Spirit to convict and empower us to do it right ourselves.

Prayer:

Father, help me not to judge other people. I am so lost without Jesus; yet You sent Him to die on the Cross and rescue me from the midst of my sin. Help me to show other people the grace and mercy that You have shown me, in Jesus’ name!

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