GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE PROBLEM OF SIN
John 9:1-5 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
PERCEPTION // What I see/hear God saying/doing:
What I see the Master saying is that I don’t have the burden of – or the right to – judge or accuse others for sinning when bad things happen to them. A critical spirit prevents me from completing the mission I’ve been given.
PLAN // What I am going to do about it:
Instead of judging others and pointing out their flaws – I should reach out to them and touch them with the love of God so that His glory can be displayed
PRAYER // Seal the deal:
Lord, thank You that I don’t have to carry the burden of finding faults in others or “diagnosing” their condition. Let Your love and compassion fill my heart. Help me to stop entertaining judgmental thoughts. Teach me to love people and see them the way that you see them, in Jesus’ name!