Tag Archive for Pharisees

Luke 6:1-11

 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge…
who are you to judge your neighbor?
(James 4:12, NIV)

Lord, when I judge others, I am like the Pharisees. My “righteousness” is cold and small, unloving and unlovely.

I criticize rather than encourage.

I push others down that I might pull myself up.

I condemn and analyze rather than love and give.

I am proud rather than repentant.

My small, narrow notions try to force Your great mercy into my tiny box.

Who am I to judge or criticize someone else? I am unqualified. I am unworthy. I need Your mercy as much as they.

Forgive me, gracious Lord, forgive me.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit
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