Psalms 40:1-4 NKJV
1 I waited patiently for the Lord ;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord .
Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
The Boss at work is NOT the one I need approval from. If God, the Most High, finds delight in my labors, he will reward justly.
15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Wifey and I got in a bit of a tiff this morning. I’ll keep the details out of this post, but suffice it to say God presented us with this Verse as we randomly opened the Bible this morning.
For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
God makes it plain and simple for his followers that those who partake in worldly pleasures, sins of the flesh and wrongdoings will die, but those who live by His word and rejecting all that is created by Satan, will not perish, but have eternal life with Jesus.
So one of the things that I am working on is not making false assumptions about people. Its one of my bigger flaws, and I identified it as one that I need to work on.
Tonight, I studied this passage after everyone else was in bed sleeping. Its the night of the Sabbath, and I choose one of my most grevious flaws to pray for strength and forgiveness on.
Judge not that you be not judged
That one line pretty much says it all. I am surely going to be working on this flaw, and this is the verse that I look to should I let such judgement my thoughts or come from my words:
Matthew 7:1-6 NKJV
1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.