Tuesday, September 18, 2007

the Judge

Sadly, we are critiqued,
By the people that we know.
By title or occupation,
And by the possessions that we show.

We judge by skin color,
Or by awards received.
By church denomination
And by what we believe.

We're judged by what we spend,
Or by what we give.
We're judged by age and gender,
And by where we live.

We're judged by our past,
And by our education,
By the language that we speak,
Or by our nation.

We evaluate cosmetically.
We judge both fat and small.
We judge by ones appearance.
Fact is, we judge it all!

Some judge because they're paid to.
Some judge intentionally.
Some judge to build self worth,
Some unwillingly.

BEWARE, for there is only One,
Who evaluates every stain and smudge.
Good luck amateur critics of humanity,
When you face that Judge!
by: B.G. Wetherby

2 Corinthians 5
(14) We are ruled by the love of Christ, now that we recognize that one man died for everyone, which means that they all share in his death.
(15) He died for all, so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but only for him who died and was raised to life for their sake.
(16) No longer, then, do we judge anyone by human standards. Even if at one time we judged Christ according to human standards, we no longer do so.

Galatians 2
(6) ...God does not judge by outward appearances...

Galatians 5
(4) Those of you who try to be put right [or teach others to be put right] with God by obeying the Law have cut yourselves off from Christ. You are outside God's grace.
(5) As for us, our hope [thru His Son] is that God will put us right with him; and this is what we wait for by the power of God's Spirit working through our faith.
(6) For when we are in union with Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor the lack [the laws] of it makes any difference at all; what matters is faith that works through love.

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