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12 So [houto] speak ye [laleo], and [kai] so [houto] do [poieo], as [hos] they that shall be [mello]
judged [krino] by [dia] the law [nomos] of liberty [eleutheria].
13 For [gar] he shall have
judgment [krisis] without mercy [anileos], that hath shewed [poieo]
no [me] mercy [eleos]; and [kai] mercy [eleos] rejoiceth against [katakauchaomai] judgment [krisis]. KJV-Interlinear
12 So speak and so act, as those
who are to be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For judgment will be merciless to one who
has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment. NASB
Good and evil battle in order to destroy each other.Truth and lies battle in order to rule.
But, here we have the battle between justice and
mercy.Theirs is a tug of war.Justice demanding its price for sin and mercy
pulling hard in order to give second chances.
15 'But if you do not forgive men, then your Father
will not forgive your transgressions.NASB
45 'Then He will answer them, saying, 'Truly I say to
you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did
not do it to Me.' NASB
46 'And these will go away into eternal punishment,
but the righteous into eternal life.' NASB
13 He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor Will
also cry himself and not be answered. NASB
2 Sam. 22:26
26 'With the kind Thou dost show Thyself kind, With
the blameless Thou dost show Thyself blameless; NASB
26 With the pure Thou dost show Thyself pure; And with
the crooked Thou dost show Thyself astute. NASB
With these verse reminders, how you treat others, so
you will be treated in the judgment.
This verse makes it very clear that there is going to
be a judgment.Just as you were born
into this world, so you will leave this world, and there is nothing you can do
to stop that truth.And, when we have all
left this world, we will all stand before a throne of Christ.
For believers that throne is the Judgment Seat of
Christ. For unbelievers, that throne is
the Great White Throne.You want to be
standing before the first throne, not the second.
So, coordinate what you think, speak, and do in life.Treat every thought, word, and action as
though it were your last, because the next stop from this life, is in the next
life, to which we are all going.
The Bible is not here for entertainment, nor to gather
dust on a tabletop.It is here, because
you have a future in the next life.And
that next life is a certainty, not a science fiction movie.
As you treat others, is your treatment of Christ, for
all things belong to Him.
Typically folks who rent things, do not take care of
them because they do not belong to them.They figure no sense of obligation to care for something that belongs to
someone else.Even though they are given
the use of those things in exchange for a payment, but also expected to take
care of them.
Whether the rented things be a tool, a car, or a home
makes no difference.Their attitude
toward rented things is a reflection of their attitude in general, in life.
But our life here in this world is a rental also.God owns it, and here, we are given temporary
use.Will you abuse that which God
owns?And how should He treat you
Did we not sin, and yet God gave us mercy, which is
grace in action, such that we might have yet another chance.
Justice demands punishment and payment. Mercy steps in
and makes that payment in our behalf, a payment of which we cannot make
Mercy is given to us, even though we do not deserve
it, nor can we earn it.Can you treat
people any differently?
The world is full of prejudice, racism, bias and so
forth.Certain folks use these to stir
up emotions and to gain authority and leadership.But then a leader can never become a leader
in this manner if he did not have any followers.
Do not get caught up in this kind of mistreatment of
others.Do not gossip, even a little
bit.Do not hate.Certainly do not play favorites for any
God placed you in the position that you are in, not
you.God gave you the talents you have,
not you.God can easily cause you to
switch places with anyone, at anytime.
And most important, your life will one day end in this
world.How many folks do you know who
are alive today, that are 150 or 200 or more years old?None.
So don't be the fool and waste your life with absurd
dreams and wishes.You could slip
tomorrow or fade in your sleep at a ripe old age, but whatever God has planned
for your life, live it as though the next time you wake up, you will be saying
hello to Jesus.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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