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A common sin

Brothers and sisters,
I bring you greetings from God, our father, his only begotten son, Christ Jesus, through the power and the blessings of the Holy Spirit. 
I pray this day finds you in good spirit and health.
I want to talk this month about something that I have found myself guilty of lately. And, if we all think about it, a sin that we all are guilty of. A sin that is so easy to fall prey to, and so destructive, that it ruins the lives and souls of those around us every day. I'm talking about judgement. I have found myself lately condemning those who don't think like I. Who have a different way of doing things. And for this I ask for forgivness. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
I think we forget that we all fall short. The bible teaches us that Christ is the only judge
Ro:14:9: For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
Ro:14:10: But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
Ro:14:11: For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Ro:14:12: So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Ro:14:13: Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
Ro:14:14: I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
Ro:14:15: But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
Ro:14:16: Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
Ro:14:17: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Ro:14:18: For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
Ro:14:19: Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Ro:14:20: For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
Ro:14:21: It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Ro:14:22: Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
Ro:14:23: And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.He that judges me is the Lord
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Paul even taught of this in his first letter to the Corinthians:
1Co:4:1: Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1Co:4:2: Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
1Co:4:3: But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
1Co:4:4: For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
1Co:4:5: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
Judge not.
And of course in Matt. Jesus tells us one of my favorite sayings:
M't:7:1: Judge not, that ye be not judged.
M't:7:2: For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
M't:7:3: And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
M't:7:4: Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
M't:7:5: Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
M't:7:6: Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
We all need to remember that those who are wrong,(including ourselves), will be corrected in the day of the Lord. Remember the Parable of the unjust judge:
Lu:18:1: And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Lu:18:2: Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
Lu:18:3: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
Lu:18:4: And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
Lu:18:5: Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
Lu:18:6: And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
Lu:18:7: And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Lu:18:8: I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Our Lord and Savior, while in Gethsemane, took upon him the sins of this world. And he endured that awful death on that holy cross for those he loves. How many of us would have done the same?
We have no right to take his assignment and his name. For in doing so, we make his sacrifice null and void. And those of us that love him, would never be able to look upon him and say we love you for what you have done for us. 
Remember:  
Re:20:11: And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Re:20:12: And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Re:20:13: And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Re:20:14: And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Re:20:15: And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Re:20:11: And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Re:20:12: And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Re:20:13: And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Re:20:14: And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Re:20:15: And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Brother and sisters, let us all remember who is the rightful judge and who it was that payed the price for our sins.
I pray that you find peace and joy this month, and that the blessings of God, our Father pour abundantly upon your souls. In the name of our Master, Jesus Christ,
Amen.
 
Peace be to your homes    
  

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