“ Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” (John 7:24). Remember there are always at least two sides to every story, and sometimes even more. The main thing is God’s side. God’s side is the right side. It doesn’t matter what I think or what anybody thinks. What matters is what God thinks. To determine this you must hear all sides of the story before you can make a righteous judgment after praying about it. Don’t jump to conclusions before hearing the other guys side, or you might be having to apologize and eat some humble pie. Walk a mile in their shoes before you judge them. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9). See the lesson on “Judge or Not to Judge”. This lesson is especially important if you are a parent or a person who people might respect or if you represent the Lord as an Ambassador of Christ, such as this story of King Solomon who was blessed by God with Wisdom and Righteous Judgment, because he pleased God. Solomon knew he was not worthy, and prayed the Lord God would only give him wisdom to righteously judge God’s people as the servant of God. “Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him. And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house. And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it. And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king. Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.” (1 Kings 3:16-28) This is just one example in the Bible of God giving Righteous Judgment to his servants. Seek to be more like Jesus Christ, God’s Only Begotten Son who was the righteousness’ of God. May the Lord bless you with wisdom and discernment, in judging others, even members of your own family.
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.