Devotions for June 19, 2017


“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others.[a] The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.[b]

3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye[c] when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend,[d] ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.

6 “Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy.[e] Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.


Ever heard that line from an angry person? Or, ever seen the tattoo: “Only God can judge me.” What does it mean to judge a fellow human being, and are we guilty of it?


Q: How would you like to be judged by God: with absolute fairness and punishment or would you prefer His mercy?

Q: What are some ways in which you are critical of others? If that same standard were applied to you, would you be blameless?

Q: How might we identify sin and shortcomings in our lives this week? To whom might you need to offer apology?



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