His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

The Spirit Speaks – Being Judged

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do not judge

People judge you, right? It’s part of human nature. They judge you because of your actions, things you say, and maybe even the people you hang out with. Do you have friends whom others in your life believe are disgraceful?

If you feel judged in this way, you’re not alone. I, the Spirit of Jesus Christ, was also judged because of the people I hung out with. I remember a time when I was hanging out with some pretty despicable people; some were even despised by our entire society. But I became their friend, and I was judged harshly by the religious leaders of that day. In a very snarky way, they said to each other, “Look at him. He’s a friend of sinners and tax collectors.” No one liked tax collectors back then.

What I really want to tell you is this: there is nothing wrong with being a friend of anyone. For friendship is the salve that heals the wounds of the world. Friendship is an expression of love, and you know how I feel about love. So don’t feel badly about whom you’re friends with. And feel sorry for those who may judge you. They are just victims of their own flawed humanity. Their judgmental behaviors are visible scars of their natural human weaknesses.

Also, please don’t fall into the trap of judging those who judge you.


Author: CJ Penn

First, my writing isn't about me. Don’t want the attention, don’t want to feed my ravenous ego (yep, I’m just a typical pride-plagued human). But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some writing before heading off to work. I write because I’m passionate about God, Jesus, His Spirit, and His truth. And, I feel the Holy Spirit gets shortchanged in the world we call Christianity. The truth is sometimes lacking too.

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