QTVOTD: Sin is sin…

“Do you think or imagine, O man, when you judge and condemn those who practice such things and yet do them yourself, that you will escape God’s judgment and elude His sentence and adverse verdict?  Are you [so blind as to] trifle with, presume upon, despise, and underestimate the wealth of His kindness, forbearance, and long-suffering patience? Are you unmindful or actually ignorant [of the fact] that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repent (to change your mind and inner man to accept God’s will)?” Romans 2:3&4  IOW – Wow!  This is talking to looking for and calling out the sin in others thinking that we are judged differently than the person we are condemning.  God sees all sin the same.  When you say “woe to that dude who did that nasty thing” you are actually calling that “woe” down on yourself.  God doesn’t see “that dude’s woe” any different than that lie you told two seconds ago.  God’s kindness toward us is to draw us to Him, to embrace us into his will.  We mock that when we judge others.  I am reminded to focus on my own inadequacies and not worry about what others are doing wrong.

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