Sometimes we forget to look at people with grace. We start judging and hating. We need to see them just as how Jesus sees us because they need Jesus as much as we do. Just because we don’t like what that person does, doesn’t mean we judge them for what they are doing.
I know it’s not easy to look at someone with overflowing love for them. But taking a moment to see them and understand why they are doing what they are doing makes a whole difference. We must show them the compassion that God has given us. There are a lot of verses in the Bible that shows how God shows compassion for people. The Bible tells us to not judge one another.
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.”
God even tells us to to forgive one another.
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
The moment we received that salvation that God so lovingly gifted us, we begin to experience grace, oh so wonderful grace, that He just shows us. As Christians, this should manifest in our character and attitude. We become so full of grace and love that Christ has for us that we begin to see other people who haven’t experienced it yet just like how Jesus looks at us.
Oh, this sweet, sweet grace that God has given us as a gift (that is of course, if you receive and accept it)! This is not a product of our good works, because if that is the case then we don’t deserve any of it, but this grace that God has given us is because of His great love for us. That is how much Jesus loves us! He doesn’t look at how sinful we are, He just gives it to us out of His love. Do we deserve it? Of course not! Who are we compared to His glory? But our Father gives it freely to us. And not just once. But. Every. Single. Day.
Now, who are we to judge people about their actions?
Who are we to look at them with disgust?
God gave us this amazing grace because He wants to show people this gift of love and life. When we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we begin to understand how His love just abounds everything. I mean EVERYTHING. This is the kind of grace we need to start showing people. Give them a smile when they look tired and angry. It may not be easy, but the moment we remember what Christ has done for us, it will be easy.
There is no condemnation in Christ. He loves you and me no matter what our past was. He loves you and me not looking at our sins, but our current heart situation. Our hearts that repents. God wants our obedience. Of course we stumble here and there, but He picks us up no matter what. He just there guiding us in every step of the way.
God loves you no matter what you’ve done 5 years or 5 minutes ago.
He just does.