Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many are forgiven for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little loves little. And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
So many people seem confused today about all that is going on in the World around them. Homosexual marriages have been approved by the government in the U.S., there are religions of all kinds in every nation begging to take over, the schools are beginning to teach children as young as third grade about being “transgender” and the list goes on and on and on. So many Christians today think that if you are saying that sin is wrong that you are judging people. The world would like for all Christians to be quiet and don’t rock the boat!
I had a woman ask me the other night what she should tell her children now that the government has passed the law for legalizing gay marriages. “How do you tell them that it is wrong?” My answer to that is pretty simple; The Bible says it is wrong. The world is going to do all sorts of things ladies that won’t line up with scripture but that doesn’t mean that you accept it as alright. Sin is still sin.
Now, here’s the deal; what do you think everyone needs right now? What do you think the stripper in that bar down the street, that beggar on the corner, that person struggling with pornography, drugs, homosexuality, stealing, adultery, and or multiple other sins needs? They need Jesus! They need Christians to call sin, sin! They don’t need us to tell them their sin is ok, they need us to tell them that Jesus died on the cross for that and He will give the strength and victory over anything that they may struggle with! He loves them and they need to hear that! He wants to deliver them and not just from their sin but from Hell! We are not doing anyone any favors by ignoring sin and I am tired of people saying that if you say something that The Bible says is wrong that you are judging ~ no you aren’t The Bible should be your basis for all that you believe! You don’t have to judge, God already has and we need to love these people into seeing where the answers are to their brokenness.
When you look at the verses above they are about the woman who washed Jesus feet with her tears and kissed His feet. She loved Him so much for all that He had forgiven her for! When the Bible talks about judging others and the fact that we are not called to judge, it means that we need to recognize that we are all sinners saved by the grace of God and He is the Judge of all sin. When we look at someone else and think we are better than they are because we don’t have the same sin issues they do, we are judging, we have our own issues. When we look at someone who has struggled with an area of sin in their lives and think that because we haven’t struggled with that that we are more and better able to serve the Lord because we haven’t, we are judging and so wrong! Those who have been forgiven much, love more and are often more eager to serve. When the Bible says, “do not judge”, it is talking about the person, not the sin!
Let me encourage you to show the love of God to everyone around you! Strive to be different because of all that Jesus has done for you! Take a stand for what is right, don’t waiver because you are afraid someone may be offended ~ I think people have pretty much shown lately that if you sneeze they may get offended, so it’s gloves off time, stand for all that Jesus tells you to stand for! Don’t run around looking for arguments and fights to get in over all of these issues at hand. Love people and show them the way. Live your life in a way that shows others the difference. If you are asked what you believe, tell others with every ounce of conviction you can muster. Jesus died for everyone and it is not His will that anyone would die not knowing Him. 2 Peter 3:9, The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
God never consults your past to determine your future.” Mike Murdock