Day 6 – Romans 2:2-11 – August 27, 2018

“Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth.  So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?  Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? But – because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.  God will give to each person according to what he has doneTo those who by persistence in doing good seek (His) glory, honor, and immortality, he will give eternal life.  But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and angerThere will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil:  first for the Jew, and then the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good; first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.  For God does not show favoritism.”  (Romans 2:5-11)

Anyone that is human judges others, but hopefully we keep it to ourselves.  We pretend to know what is in someone else’s heart, but we don’t because we are mere human beings.  Only God knows what is in our hearts and what we have been through.  God doesn’t like when we judge others because we don’t know they are still in pain from constant beatings when their father was drunk or from their mother abandoning them.  It is when we are hurting that we lash out at others.  We all do it! That is why we shouldn’t judge others, but we should tell people in a kind way how we feel when they hurt us.  Then, we need to trust God to do the judging: “God will give to each person according to what he has done.”

Want to take it to the next level?

When we seek God, we will discover His kindness of giving us the power to get through life’s difficulties with joy each and every day.  What does God want us to do when someone hurts us?  He wants us to love and pray for that person. “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44) He wants us to care for that person.  “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.  In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.” (Proverbs 25:21-22)

Day 6 – Romans 2:2-11 – August 27, 2018

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