Saturday, April 27, 2019

Judge Not

Somebody just admonished me to "Judge not".
(The only verse most people seem to know, and yet be totally ignorant of.)

This was in response to an article Franklin Graham had written about Pete Budegug (sp, I don't care, not gonna be around long enough for me to learn to spell).

I replied: "Geez, going through life with no good judgment sounds horrible."

Their reply was "Be real! Use your moral judgement not your political standing!"

My political standing is informed by my moral judgement.

My moral judgment is informed by the Bible.
If it wasn't, there's all kinds of behavior I would excuse in myself instead of asking God to help me overcome it.
If homosexuals were born that way, so were pedophiles.

It's no excuse.

Am I a "hater"?
Do I hate people?
In general, no.
Although on numerous occasions, had I the power (which God in His wisdom has not given me), Obama, Chuck Schumer, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, and a number of tools I own (mostly hammers) would be roasting in hell right now.
Thank God.
I need those tools.

I'm reminded that the disciples once asked Jesus if they should call down fire on the inhabitants of a village that had treated them poorly. I didn't know they could do that.

Jesus rebuked them and told them they knew not the spirit they were of.
I think He kind of meant "that's wrong".
Funny, He didn't tell them they couldn't.
But if they knew not the spirit they were of, maybe He was saying they didn't know they were better than that.
That's encouraging.

On a serious note, my anger has been so swift at the images on my TV that I had already committed murder in my heart before I knew it.
I need to work on that.

I'm better than that.

Now I gotta act like it. Let God act through me.


  1. I go through that. Instant thoughts of mayhem, after a new report that's obviously protecting evil. It takes a conscious effort to remove the thoughts.

  2. You also got that charge regarding your disaffection with the GSA due to their rabid support of PP. Seems mighty selective how critics respond to being charged with aiding and abetting horrible sins with their best excuse being "who am I to judge?"

  3. I judge all the time. I think that's why God gave me a brain. Judging is not the same thing as condemning. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. How are we to make informed choices in life if we aren't able to judge?

  4. I saw a quote from some notable public figure from the past "The wheels of justice turn very slowly" (Unless Mustang is working the crank.)

    Yes, Judging is a natural part of striving for excellence ! It's Nature. See a dipstick? Call them a dipstick! How else would they know? You're doing them a favor.

    1. "Hey you! Yeah, you! You're going the wrong way! You're going to get hurt! You might hurt someone else!".
      Who am I to judge?
      Oh, sorry. Enjoy the ride.

    2. 1 Corinthians 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

  5. A thoughtful post Ed.... with good comments...nothing to add.... thanks.

  6. Worth thinking about. Especially in this day and age of provocations on a daily basis, trying to get us to react.