I am a judgmental person. I have judged those who loved me and those whose lives are shared with me. I have judged them to be either a good part of my life or a bad part of my life. No matter how much I tried not to judge, I was judging and will be judged by others as well.
When I am judged I have to live with their decision whether good or bad. When it is good, I am relieved and I am comforted and know that there is some kind of love between us. When it is bad, I struggle. I live with the fact that I was rejected, not loved and acts of hatred will be upon me. I feel as if I am judged beyond their power and that the mob has overtaken what truly lies beneath their eyes.
When by trial I am found guilty, I live with the shame and lie that was given to me. I live knowing I am a part of society that has shunned me even though I am innocent. I have to persevere because I am in Christ and because he has paid the ultimate judgment by us all.
Todays devotion comes from James / Yakaunpau 1:12
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trail because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Tus uas thev taus kev sim siab kuj tau nyob kaj siab lug, vim thaum nws thev dhau lawd nws yuav tau lub mom kub uas yog txojsia uas Vajtswv cog lus cia rau cov uas hlub Vajtswv.