Provocative Bible Verses: Judge Not Lest You Be Judged

Provocative Christian Living

It may be the most often quoted and yet most misunderstood verse in the whole Bible. People who have never even cracked open a Bible have heard and quoted this verse. “Do not judge so that you will not be judged” Matthew 7:1

Usually that verse is used like a hammer to immediately stop any discussion about the rightness or wrongness of a persons behavior. Almost invariably if someone claims that a certain action or behavior is wrong, someone will say, “But Jesus said we are not to judge anyone”. The clear implication is that we can never say if some behavior is sin or not because we are not to judge. Sometimes these words are shouted out in anger and rage, “You can’t judge me!”.

What is possibly more amazing than the fact that so many people quote this verse and the concept of not judging, is that so…

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Look Good

God's Wisdom Lent To An Unorganized Mind

Its been a while since I last wrote here. Because of that, I will be posting a photo I’m so embarrassed to show. Yup, my old picture.

15966_1263149971863_8206516_nThis was me before. I didn’t eat well. I used to have a very untidy haircut. My choice of clothes were undeniably non-fashionable. I wore black nail polish. My neutral face was sad and unwelcoming. I look dirty.

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This is me now. I now go on a healthy diet. I groom my hair as tidy as possible. I now prefer collared clothes. I go to gym to stay fit. I try my best to always smile (look wacky for most of the time). And I’m conscious of how I look. I want to look clean/tidy and feel strong.

Brothers and sisters, if there is something I learned from how I was before and now, it is that we should strive to look…

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You, Come!

Petal Barclay-Smith Ministries

By Petal Barclay-Smith

Change today will not come if we wait for some other person to change or for some other time.  We must be the change we wish to see in the world. Let it start today with you and I.  jesus

We read in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 19, verses 1-9:

Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.

When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and…

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