1 Peter 2:23
"And while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously."
It comes so natural for me to fight back when provoked. I suppose it does for most of us. We want justification and payback when we have been betrayed and treated wrongly. However, this is not the example our Savior left us. I realized from scripture when doing this, I am not entrusting myself to the One who judges righteously.
When we allow ourselves to become judges of others we can only see from our perspective. It takes the Holy Spirit and God’s Word to lead us into all truth. There is only one righteous Judge, and He will judge each one of our deeds according to the motives of our hearts. Sobering thought isn’t it?
We must entrust ourselves to Him who makes no mistakes, and is perfect in all His ways. We can rest in His holiness and righteousness, but most importantly His perfect love for all mankind. His justice system is foolproof and full of mercy and grace to those who confess their faults and desire His forgiveness and cleansing. That my dear brothers and sisters is a "Supreme" Court Judge! Let us entrust ourselves to Him alone for judgement of ourselves and others.
In His love.
How easy it is to misjudge the value of the elderly in our narcissistic society. May the righteous Judge give us eyes to see, and hearts full of His love and compassion , because He values this vulnerable part of our society. All must remember everyone becomes the elderly eventually. Treat these dear ones as you will want to be treated.
Photos taken during an afternoon spent with my precious Mother, soon to be 91, on the New Rivet Trail. Lady Godiva and my Mom value each other greatly! 🙂