The human heart, so simple yet complex. So small really, only the size of a fist. We don’t think much about it. It pumps blood, fueling life through our body.
Remember Biology or Science class from school? We saw pictures of the human heart in text books. In looking at the heart, can you see what color the person is? Are they male or female? Are they rich or poor? Are the kind or cruel? Are they gay or straight? Do they know Christ or not? Does any of it matter? Doesn’t the bible tell us to love one another as we love ourselves? Then why do we judge based on externalities?
We dont have an open window to see inside the heart of a human being, but God does. And if we know Christ, the heart is His home within us.
So if Christ is always with us, then He is witnessing everything we say and everything we do. He hears the thoughts that cross our mind. He has a front row seat in the story of our life, up close and personal.
My mother used to always say, “If you think it, you might as well say it.” I never really understood that in my younger years. Eventually I had that “Ah Ha” moment and it made perfect sense. If our thoughts were heard out loud, would we be embarrassed? Would we be ashamed?
What if we switched places with the person we’re judging? What if we could literally walk in their shoes for a day? What if we could see their past, feel the painful memories, or relive the trials and temptations of their life? Would we be so quick to pass judgement? I think not, or at least I hope not.
It’s easy to be on the outside looking in. It’s easy to say how we would react to a given situation. But in reality, if we were there face to face with the obstacle; would we respond the way we think we would? Some situations don’t give you time to think, you may have only mere seconds to react. Think about it.
There are none righteous, no not one. We ALL fall short of the glory of God. And only one has earned the right to judge anyone. He gave His life for us. He boar the pain and suffering of ALL our sin. Our judgement day will come soon enough. Until then, we have little time to get right with God. To love one another rather than judging. We will be judged as we judge others. Do we really want that? God gave us free will. He gave us the power to choose. Struggle that it may be, I pray we all choose wisely. The road is wide, but the gate is narrow.
If we think we’re so great, then we need to look at our fruits. How many have we lead to Christ? How many times have we gone out of our comfort zone to even talk about Him? It’s not easy, because it’s not popular. People don’t want to hear it. They would rather whine and complain about all the problems in the world than worry about their own soul.
The material possessions we acquire will still be here when we’re gone. The dirt in the ground is the same, regardless of who you are. If you’re being cremated in death, the flames are just as hot for all. It’s what happens after that we should be concerned with.
If what I believe is true, and I believe it is, we have everything to gain and everything to lose depending upon the choice we make. Are you willing to take the chance that I’m wrong?
It’s definitely something to think about. Christian or not, I urge you to share this message. There may be someone you know that needs to hear or read this. They may be struggling with something they don’t wish to share. You never know whose life you may touch.
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