“How can we judge someone else when we are all just a Jesus away from hell ourselves?” -Creflo Dollar
Yes! and Amen!
I know that I have played judged way too many times in my life. I didn’t think I was judging others. I didn’t mean to be judgmental and yet I was. This Christian walk can be such a tightrope walk sometimes between love and behavior.
Definition of Grace from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
b : a virtue coming from God
c : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace
Ephesians 4:1-7 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
I am finding as the years of my life increase that it isn’t so important to stand up for what is right as to stand with those who are in need; to stop judging and start holding/caring/giving. God has stood with me in the darkest hours of my life; in disastrous messes that I have created. God has never abandoned me nor pointed a finger at me. He has gently and continuously called me to Himself and in Him darkness cannot dwell. Rules and regulations don’t work. It is by grace that we have been saved and through grace that we should love others.