Whose need is it to judge
Whose need is it to judge
Be honest in your judgment and do not decide at a glance (superficially and by appearances); but judge fairly and righteously. John 7:24 (AMP)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
Have you ever seen a peacock’s feet? It’s one of the most beautiful birds in the world, but it has some of the ugliest feet you ever want to see. If you were to have noticed its feet first, you would not have associated the beauty of its plumage with the repulsiveness of its feet.
What stirs in your psychic when you pass by somebody in the streets that was perhaps filthy, ragged clothes, dirty and smelly? You passed them by just because of the way they look and smell.
Perhaps you have met a person who was dressed to kill with fine clothes, diamond rings, dripping with gold and a nice expensive car, but whose personality smelled as if it was a pile of dung that was just dropped from the lower intestines of a herd of sick camels.
Yep, we can easily be mislead by observing and judging only with our physical senses, never without preceding further with our spirit.
I enjoy meeting people whose spirit is not defined nor confined by their physical appearance. Most of the time when that appearance is clothed in deception, our innate instinct points it out to us, but our carnal superficial selves choose to accept the false hoods. Conceivably, it’s easier for us to be shallow and surface as oppose to delving pass the exterior of what we see. “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,…Mark 7:21
Or could it be that we covet what we see, either by wanting or a quick evaluation of what we don’t want?
If we accept what becomes visible as to be judging from that initial contact, we are apt to miss out on a great experience. By forgoing the latitude to be spiritual upon the first examination, everything else can be shot to pieces once the interaction has begun.
One of the most uplifting and life changing things that has ever happened to me in my life was when I held a conversation with a gentleman who appeared to be the complete opposite of what I judged him to be. I started off by looking at a situation from the surface and it turned out completely different than what I had expected.
I think that’s the way life is. When we look at it one way and make our decision in audience of the spirit, it turns out to be totally different, much more beautiful than we ever expected. Yeah I think that’s what life is, a spirit filled with a nonjudgmental approach to living.
Dear God, help me to live in the spirit while it commands my soul to listen and obey, which causes my body to respond in a non carnal way. —Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
When we walk in the spirit, we are walking with God.