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