Daily Bread 6-10-16
8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such are appointed to destruction.
9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
ref. - Lv 19:15 - Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Zech. 7:9 - Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and she mercy and compassions every man to his brother;
Isa 1:17 - Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
We hear today from the mouths of false prophets and gainsayers not to judge. Not to tell anyone they are doing wrong or that they could be doing better because we will run them off. Truth be told, judgment is of the Lord but he has called us to help one another. Not taking favor on someone because of their abundance or their lack of something but to treat everyone evenly. As in the eyes of the Lord we are all equal. If we are to do as Christ said and love one another this also means that we will want to help each other. If a man is ignorant of his sin we do not tell him that he is done. No, quite the contrary. But we must tell him of his sin and show him the opportunity out through God's mercy and repentance. We must pray for that man and beg the Lord to have mercy on him. We should have a desire in us to prepare our fellow man as we are trying to prepare ourselves. Let us ask ourselves this question today; Are we eagerly awaiting judgment? Do we look forward to going to Church to receive the information we need to improve our lives? Are we trying to help those in need of Spiritual help? Are we informing them that are without Christ that they will not make it without him? What are we doing? And, most of all, are we showing mercy and compassion to our brothers and sisters in Christ? Maybe we are the ones who need the work before we can perform the work. We must first learn to be disciples before we are risen up as leaders so let us set our hearts and minds to sanctifying our lives and receiving the Holy Ghost so that we not only know what righteous judgment is, but are seeking it in our own lives so that through our experiences and God's Holy Spirit we can help others. Looks like we got a lot of work to do, so let's get to it!! Have a great day!!!