Seize the Moment – Day 58

Stay in your own Lane!

Luke 6


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Thursday, May 14.


When you drive down the street, do you stay inside your lane? If you leave your lane, what could happen?


Jesus commands us in Luke 6:37-38, “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”


You will be judged by the same measure you judge others. The hope in Jesus’ words is that you will not judge others, but rather that you will give others the same abundant forgiveness that you yourself received from Him. This command comes with the promises of God for those who are generous as good stewards of all that they have!


You are not called to be a judge of souls (that God’s job alone), a prosecutor of people’s intentions (only God knows the heart!), or a defense attorney for God because you are called to be an eyewitness of the forgiveness and grace freely given to you.


Stay in your lane and let the Holy Spirit do the work of convicting people of their sin. Let the Word of God do the judging—it is living and active, sharper than a double-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). We don’t need to add our sharp tongues to the Word’s effectiveness!


Seize the moment and receive the forgiveness and grace of Jesus Christ in your life, today. If you stay in your lane there are always great opportunities to tell other people about what God has done for you. Will you be usable to God by staying in the lane He has assigned you? Who does God want you to give to and forgive by His grace today?


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