Love Does Not Judge
"Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank (your ego) in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."Matthew 7:1-5
You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.John 8:15
I have merely been taught, how to discern when someone is acting according to the instinctual nature of their flesh and its characteristic pride, vanity, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and/or fear for survival, or according to the divine nature of true love and its characteristic virtuousness.
God IS love and TRUE love is not religious, He is absolutely holy, peaceful, graceful, gracious, assertive, caring, charitable, compassionate, confident, considerate, cooperative, courageous, courteous, creative, determined, dignified, diligent, enthusiastic, flexible, forgiving, friendly, generous, gentle, helpful, honest, honorable, humble, idealistic, integral, joyful, kind, loyal, moderate, modest, orderly, patient, persevering, purposeful, reliable, respectful, responsible, self-disciplined, tactful, thankful, tolerant, trusting, trustworthy, truthful, understanding and wise.
I know, that people are in the habit of following their instincts and think they're doing the "right" thing. But what they think is the "right" thing, is not necessarily the virtuous (righteous) thing.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.Proverbs 14:12
What people fail to realise, is that they're brainwashed by their instinctual nature and that in allowing themselves to be controlled by it, particularly the fear for survival and "living to survive", that in trying to avoid death, they are in truth, living for death, not life. For whatever you fear, controls you. Therefore, fear God...
It's the characteristics of whichever nature you live by, that forms your character, which is why I tell people, to live for love, absolutely. For when you are filled with the divine nature of absolute, true love, it (super)naturally causes you to behave like a perfect gentleman or gentlewoman (a saint), and there's nothing religious about it, it's just perfectly (super)natural...
Heaven and hell are neither a punishment or reward, merely the consequence of how you choose to live. Do you live for love, with all your heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to True Love's absolute, majestic holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility and cooperativeness (brotherly love), without a care in the world and like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish? Or do you live according to the instinctual nature of your flesh and its characteristic pride, vanity, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival?
You can't trust anyone who's ruled by their instincts, for they will always betray you at some point (i.e. Judas Iscariot), and God will not allow anyone to enter or dwell in His eternal presence and promised land, who has not absolutely surrendered to Him (love) and allow their EVERY thought, word and deed to be governed and ruled by absolute love, or all hell (the realm and reality of absolutely no love or virtue), will break loose.
For there is no partiality with God (love). For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.Romans 2:11-16
Virtue of the Week
Being responsible means others can trust you to do things to the best of your abilities. You accept accountability for your actions. When you make a mistake, you offer amends instead of excuses. Responsibility is the ability to respond capably and to make wise choices and decisions.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6