Monday, December 14, 2009

WHO AM I TO JUDGE?

I have been very disappointed in my younger sister lately. I question her motives and wonder about her selfishness. Just as I am questioning this, I start to wonder "Who and I to judge? Especially if I am quiet?" Jeremiah chapter 17 describes this dilemma using the human heart as an example;
Jeremiah 17:9-10
“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things,
      and desperately wicked.
      Who really knows how bad it is?
 But I, the Lord, search all hearts
      and examine secret motives.
   I give all people their due rewards,
      according to what their actions deserve.”
I wondered then how my sister would react if she read that verse? Would she, like me, find blame in others? Do I have secret motives? Like most people, I would hope I do not have secret motives, but my heart too is human, I need to reach out to her and try too help. Do my best to weather the storm.
Jeremiah 17:7
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
 and have made the Lord their hope and confidence."

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