The word judgment means different things in our language. Judgment speaks to ones ability to make good decisions or come to sensible conclusions. It also speaks to an opinion or decision by the court. I must confess that I’ve had good judgment and bad judgment in the same day. I’ve also made good sensible decisions as well. God gave the king of Judah a judgment and it was about to get painful. Check this out….

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”
13 “How terrible it will be for one who builds his palace by doing evil,
who cheats people so he can build its upper rooms.
He makes his own people work for nothing
    and does not pay them.
14  He says, ‘I will build a great palace for myself with large upper rooms.’
So he builds it with large windows and uses cedar wood for the walls, which he paints red.
15 “Does having a lot of cedar in your house
make you a great king?
Your father was satisfied to have food and drink. He did what was right and fair, so everything went well for him.
16 He helped those who were poor and needy,
so everything went well for him.
That is what it means to know God,”
says the Lord.
17 “But you only look for and think about
what you can get dishonestly.
You are even willing to kill innocent people to get it.
You feel free to hurt people and to steal from them.” (Jeremiah 22:13-17 NCV)

I want to live my life in such a way that God’s judgment on my life will be seen as a blessing to others. I want to be an example of someone who follows the Lord and is blessed by God. I want to stop passing judgment on others and leave that to the Lord. He is the only One with the credentials to pass that type of judgment.

Today I want to help those who are poor and needy. I want my life to show that I know the Lord.


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