We’re quick to point the finger
When things don’t go our way,
And to shift the blame and responsibility
So a price we do not pay.
We’re quick to judge externals
When appearances aren’t right,
But we don’t know what’s in the heart
And what’s hidden from our sight.
We’re quick to believe we’re better
And to deserve more respect,
But we’re all sinners in God’s eyes
And self-righteousness we can reflect.
If someone sins externally
It’s no different from our sin,
As it’s our sins of omission
That can harm our soul within.
We’re all in need of redemption
Every single one…
And when we repent God will forgive
As though no sins we’ve done.
Let’s not become self-righteous
As it’s a dangerous place to be,
Since the Pharisees thought they were saved
By their self-appointed deeds.
There’s holiness under Christ
But we need to be covered indeed,
To walk in humble and merciful ways
Whilst we plant God’s eternal seed.
Nobody is too lost to be saved
As the most wonderful transformations,
Are the ones who committed repulsive sins
But now love without hesitation.
The only time we should look down
Is when we extend a helping hand;
To rise someone from the miry clay
And to help our fellow man.
King David was an adulterer
And lusted for another’s wife,
And although he repented and was forgiven
The sword in his household caused strife.
Moses was a murderer
But when God took hold of him
He shepherded the Israelites
So the Promised Land they could enter in.
Peter denied Christ bitterly
When the test did arrive,
But when God’s power transformed his heart
The gospel he couldn’t hide.
The woman caught in adultery
Was about to be stoned,
But Jesus said ‘Go and sin no more’
And the woman was condoned.
So next time we feel worthless
Let’s remember the biblical examples,
That God will transform the worst in us
Through His grace and mercy that’s ample.
(C) P.B. 2020
“Do not judge according to appearances but judge with righteous judgment.” John 7:24
“But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.” Romans 14:10
“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom. Preach the word! Be ready in and out of season.” 2 Timothy 4:1-2
“Peter then denied again and immediately a rooster crowed.” John 18:27
“If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves.” 1 John 1:8
“Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you? She said, ‘No one Lord’. And Jesus said to her ‘Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more.”‘ John 8:10-11