John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
This statement of Christ’s came after the people were questioning Jesus about healing on the Sabbath. They were under the opinion that they had to follow the law to the letter. Laws are good as a basis for living. The Sabbath is a time of rest to be devoted to the Lord, but to neglect a person’s physical, emotional or spiritual needs just to obey the law is wrong. We have to be spiritually minded. For to be carnally minded is death (Romans 8:6).
Think about it. Let’s just say that you are following the law and resting on the Sabbath and someone comes to you in emotional duress because something terrible has happened to them and they need your help. What will you say to them? Will you turn them away and say, ‘Sorry but I am resting.’? Heavens no, you would listen and help. What if they came to you and were hungry? Would you say. ‘Sorry come back tomorrow.’? Of course not. You would feed them.
Jesus is concerned with our hearts. Why are we doing, saying, wearing or acting in the ways that we are? Is Christ in us? His Spirit will lead and guide us in all things (John 16:13). Then we can judge (look beneath the surface) according to what is going on at the time by using righteous judgement.
May mercy always triumph in our lives. May we become so well versed in His word that we completely understand all things (as much as is possible). Then, one day, we will hear Him say, ‘Well done.‘
No, we are not perfect (Romans 3:10) but let’s strive to be so for then we will be honoring God.
You are awesome. There is no-one like You in all the earth. We give You all the praise today for the many great things You have done, will do and are doing. You are holy and righteous. Your word is true. Please help us to understand and to apply Your word to our hearts and minds that we might not sin against You (Psalm 119:11). Give us the wisdom to make the right choices as we go about our lives. May we always be pleasing in Your sight. For we ask all things in the mighty name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Savior and soon coming King. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/