Drop the Highlighter

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

(Matthew 7:1-2 NLT)

Highlighters are useful little tools for highlighting important information. A few years ago, a family member used the highlighter as a metaphor for judgmental people. People like that bring out the negative traits in others, thus highlighting the bad things about them. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught us not to judge or we, too, will be judged. In other words, give people the benefit of the doubt. Whenever you’re tempted to jump to a conclusion about someone without carefully examining the situation, think about what Jesus said and drop the highlighter.

Without sufficient evidence, there’s no room for judgment.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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