Guilty or Not Guilty?

The judge listened to both sides, and in an instant a life changed as the gavel hit the table. Guilty! And how sure was his determination? Did he look at all the facts? Did he pray?
Does our determination of someone’s worthiness come from what they wear, how they walk and talk? Does is get clouded by who they are with, or who they love? Does a persons attire make or break someone’s desire to be loved or cared about, do we judge to often without listening? Do their language skills make them different, because they didn’t have the means for a good education? Or do we judge by the sharpness of their tongue? Unknown to us, they may have a broken past filled with pain, and their protection mode of hurtful language kicks in. Only until we know the shoes they have walked in can we know the truth, not judge, but instead  feel compassion for their soul. We have to hear their life stories! We have to share Jesus. When the gavel falls on our judgments of a person, have we checked our heart, as well as theirs? Did Jesus judge the broken or the poor? No, He loved them all the more! Our world, consumed by facts of judgment, of the rights and wrongs has become clouded by our constant change of heart! Our hearts have to be entwined with Jesus to let the gavel fall where Jesus points.  We have to stay in tune  with Jesus and follow the life path of a Christian, a heart who seeks the truth from God. In all our days and years on earth, the truth may not be revealed until our judgment day in heaven. Until then, love those with a Christ heart, until Jesus comes to drop the gavel on our earth!
Jesus teach us not to judge but to love with your heart, so the truth may be told and more souls are led to you! We all need you Jesus, help us to remain in tune with you. Amen

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she [wisdom] is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies;  nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways,  and all her paths are peace.  She is a tree of life to those who embrace her;  those who lay hold of her will be blessed. Proverbs 3:13-18 NIV

Sandie Heckman


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