Put Away the Magnifying Glass ( by Carley Evans )

Jesus speaks of not judging by the appearance of an action, calling us to judge with righteous judgment. (John 7:24) Probably the easiest way to do this is to leave room for God’s judgment. After all, He knows the person’s heart; we don’t. Granted Jesus says we can know the person by observing the actions of that person. Still, misinterpreting the outward appearance of an action is common for flawed people. We see only one part of an event, and immediately come to a conclusion — most of the time from that minimum amount of information. Only God sees the entire event, and the motivations behind it. I think that’s why Jesus encourages us not to judge the other. If we desire the benefit of the doubt, we must extend that same courtesy. So, I suggest we put away our magnifying glass  — with that glass, we see the outward flaw we’re looking for, but we are as likely to miss the goodness within.

 

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7 thoughts on “Put Away the Magnifying Glass ( by Carley Evans )

  1. SPTP2011 says:

    Missing the goodness within – something we all do
    May we all see goodness within during the coming New Year
    God Bless

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thank you Patricia and Peace in Heaven.

  3. Jeff says:

    I’m still working on learning this. There’s always part of the story that we don’t know.

    • lambskinny says:

      If we’re honest, Jeff, we are all still working on learning this. That we can’t know everything about a person or his or her actions is the hard truth. God bless. Carley

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