Monday, August 22, 2011

Morning Prayer Guide - Monday

Read: Romans 2:1-11 and Psalm 18:1-3, 20-32

Jesus told us, “Do not judge so that you will not be judged.” (Mt. 7:1) St. Paul writes a wonderful followup to this. Who are we to bring judgement on others? Are not we all guilty of the same things? Who gave us the right to talk then?

One of the biggest things Jesus can not abide is hypocrisy. He went out of his way to point out the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. He wants us to be true to ourselves, to do what we profess, to be who we say we are. He doesn’t like fence sitting. He doesn’t want us to say one thing and then do another.

Do you judge? Do you say one thing but do another? Pray about this. Ask God to help you be forgiving, to reflect his grace to others. Ask him to help you to put aside hypocrisy and to do as you say you do. Write your own prayer.

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