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15 August 2021 Word by Honorary Pastor Rev Alicia Teo

Today's Inspiration: Matthew 7:1-2 we are not to judge others or we will be judged with the same measure. What does Jesus want to convey to us?

He knew that man tend to judge and criticize others to make themselves feel good. Actually, when we judge others there are similar flaws in ourselves. If we judge and criticize the judgement falls on us. So be careful not to judge others. This explains verses 3-5. We judge to avoid self-examining self before we judge others. Unless we are flawless, we have no authority to judge others.

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. Matthew 6:22. Jesus is talking about the light within us. Are they filled with darkness? What is within us will be manifested outwardly eventually. We cannot hide for too long for it will be exposed by the light of the world. Let the light within us shines brightly so that we see the goodness of people rather than their flaws.

Prayer: Lord from the very beginning Your command is that we walk in love. Let me not lose what I have worked for so that I may be rewarded fully. Let me not judge others. Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant and a judge of this world. Therefore, we leave the judgement to the Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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