Motive? When we’re quick to rush to judgment, especially when it is someone we ought to know well, the results can be embarrassing, even hurtful. A Christian also needs to be a friend when a friend is what the situation called for. When we assume the worse for things that are may be innocent others will be rightfully offended when we jump to judgment.
Think about it. There’s often a fine line between wisdom and folly and only the patient man is likely to find it. The adage is brimming with truth.
God’s Word tells us: “Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness, and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God” (1 Corinthians 4: 5).
If there is an appointed time for judgment, it appears that it is seldom one that is convenient. When we are unsure of someone’s motives, the best thing to do is ask and not condemn. Never assume anything.
“I pray today in Jesus name to be tolerant of others first before we think of condemnation. Lord please help us to be understanding and gracious always before we decide to judge.” Amen!
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