Today’s Scripture Reading: Job 32:-34:37
Today’s Devotion: Whose Opinion is Most Important?
Heavenly Father, I noticed something in Job today I’ve never really seen before. It’s a book about judging others and just how wrong we can be. Today we heard from “friend” number four; a feisty, arrogant, young guy, who was so wrong about Job.
Lord, how many times do we do this? How many times do we judge people to their face? How many times to we judge them behind their backs? How many times do we judge them in our minds?
Forgive us, Lord God.
Help us to learn from this example that things are not always as they seem. It’s much better to err on mercy than judgement.
Jesus, help us to learn from these words you spoke while you were on this earth:
Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.
And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye?
Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye. Matthew 7:1-5
Holy Spirit, baptize us with compassion and mercy so that we can be Jesus not judge, to everyone we meet today.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
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Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Job 35:1-37:24