Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Matthew 7

I am going to be really honest and really share my heart today with you.
I have been listening to Redeeming Love on tape and God really spoke to me through this book. At the beginning of every chapter there is a verse or quote. 
Chapter 14 I came across this...
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
 Matthew 7:1-2
Since I have struggled with my weight I figured it was ok to judge others harshly on their weight if they had at one time made me feel bad about my weight gain.  I had one friend in particular who really was never a good friend, the extent of our friendship is only facebook friends now.  Since she was so nasty I figured it was ok to judge her harshly and find pleasure her weight gain, I even posted something about it last month. I felt so terrible after hearing this verse and I realized that I wasn't pleasing God with my actions no matter what she did to me in the past.  I have also been trying to change the way I think about and look at others.  It really is so much harder than I expected and I am so much more aware now of when I do it.
 It's a scary thought to be judged as harshly as we judge.  


  1. I did the same thing. I can so relate. I lost weight and I harshly judged others (actually one person in particular). In my case, I think it was a "what comes around, goes around situation." I paid for it emotionally and I gained the weight back. I have been thinking about blogging about it a lot lately. It's interesting that you wrote about it. I don't really know what advice to give-to apologize, to talk to God, both, etc. You realized you were making a mistake a lot earlier than I did. I guess just deal with it, forgive yourself, and move on. You'll feel lighter in so many ways. Take care-and don't judge yourself too harshly either. Everyone makes mistakes.

  2. Thanks for the great insight. Love that verse too!