Bible Reading: Luke 6.
Insight: “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” (Luk 6:37)
Insight one: What topics do you usually chat with other people? Is it judging or criticism? Or do you build each other up and honor the name of the Lord? A lot of people who criticize are not aware of their own corruption. The more you know who you are, the less you dare to criticize others, and the less you dare to condemn others easily.
Insight two: How do you bridle or control your tongue? Pray that the Holy Spirit fills within at all times. Let the Holy Spirit rule, dominate, and seize your heart so that you know how to speak and respond. Everyone will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. (Mat 12:36-37). What you say today will affect your future outcome.
Prayer: God Heavenly Father, thank You for Your forgiveness and acceptance. Since I am forgiven, I am willing to use your love to forgive those who offend me. Also ask You to teach me how to live out Your love in the church, rather than like to be picky, fault-finding, skeptical of people’s motivation, or discredit people’s integrity. God is light, and in You there is no darkness at all. Help me, I want to live a holy life in your light and live out your glorious beauty. I pray in the victorious name of Jesus. Amen!