Verse(s): Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;
Insight: It is not up to us to condemn, sentence, or gossip about others. Most likely we don’t have all of the facts and our judgment will be unfair. Even then, we will be judged the same way. How would you like to be judged for your sins? God is merciful and as we forgive others we will be forgiven by Him.
Prayer: Father, help me be more merciful. I want to reflect more compassion over criticism and grace over get-backs. Just as you rescued me from eternal condemnation and justified by Christ’s price on the cross, may I also reflect your love and mercy to others for your Name sake. Amen.