Don’t be so judgmental, we are all sinners

Submitted to Dorchester Banner
The Rev. George R. Ames Jr.

John 8:3-7 (King James Version), “And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst. They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned; but what sayeth thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

What are the messages found in John 8:3-7? Be careful of what we say about each other. Do not become so self-righteous. All of us have sinned. Do not look down on others.

Become encouragers of others. Except by the grace and mercy of God, we all can fall in temptation. Learn to be a comfort to others, as they go through the challenges and trials of life. Stop being so judgmental of others, as we do not know what challenges and trials of life they may be going through. If I can help somebody, as I travel along, then my living shall not have been in vain.

James 1:26 (King James Version), “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion in vain.” The messages of James 1:26 reminds me to be careful of my thoughts about others and what comes out of my mouth about others.

I Peter 5:6 (King James Version), “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.” I Peter 5:6 let us know that we must continue to be humble by helping our brothers and sisters by not being so self-righteous. We are not perfect beings and have a past. God Bless

Editor’s note: The Rev. George R. Ames Jr. is pastor of the Wesley Chapel Church on the corner of Andrews and Wesley Church Road. He may be reached at home at 410-221-1880; 410-330-0986.

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