Do we measure up? Seriously!

Matthew 7 teaches...in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the same measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Since we all have sinned and don’t really enjoy looking at our own sin too closely, it’s easy to measure our judgment in heaping proportions to others.

We as Christians often expect those who don’t know Christ to act the same as those who have the Holy Spirit living in them. We cast judgment thinking they should “know better”.

But 1 Corinthians 2:14 tells us the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God; they are foolishness to him: Neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned.

The power of God simply does not exist for those without Christ. So let’s not heap condemnation on those who don’t trust in Jesus. I like to think of them as pre-saved. It’s just like Jesus said--they know not what they do, and they can’t understand until we show & tell them how the Spirit of God can live in & through them.

The question is will you and I measure up as people search for the truth in us? And there you go!