Two Mistakes of Knowledge

In Luke chapter 6 Jesus spoke:

37 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

To judge means to form an opinion or conclusion about someone and Jesus warns us about judging others.  To condemn means to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure; to sentence to punishment, especially a severe punishment: to condemn a murderer to death; to pronounce to be guilty.  We are warned to not draw conclusions of judgment and execute some type of judgment over others.  Why?  There are two primary reasons:

1.  What we know is wrong.

2.  We assume reality is limited to what we know.

Those of us that have been around for awhile have the benefit of experiencing the “knowledge replacement” phenomenon.  For many years we were warned that coffee was bad for us whereas in recent times researchers are now finding coffee has health benefits.  Thankfully it is also true for chocolate.  Full and complete knowledge is only found with FATHER and everyone else has at best partial knowledge of people, places, and situations.

There is reality and then there is our perception of reality.  Our reality is limited by what we have been exposed to throughout our existence.  However reality is much greater than any of us can comprehend or currently embrace.  Our reality is greatly impacted by our perceptions and conclusions.  Our minds paint reality according to our bias concerning the area under discussion.  This is why we should move toward innocent perception and purpose to do away with bias.  Little children have yet to develop the bias adults are constantly dealing with and that is why they tend to easily forgive.

We must purpose to quit judging situations based on our current knowledge.  Instead, let us each seek FATHER concerning the situation and act on HIS instruction since HE has perfect knowledge of the situation.  How can we know the full story of the other person and what has impacted his or her life to cause the action in question?  We cannot unequivocally determine the other person’s intent, only FATHER can.

Forgiveness is the solution to imperfection and we are all imperfect in these physical bodies.  The Blood of Jesus Christ provides the way to reconciliation and restoration in all areas.  Since FATHER has provided a path to restoration for every person on earth, we should as well.  As we become led by THE SPIRIT we will not judge or condemn but we will instead provide solutions to those who act in a manner worthy of judgment.

When we are led by THE SPIRIT we will be givers not takers.  As a result we will be provided with needed resources in good measure and in abundance.  The focus is not on the resource but the deployment of that resource to change lives.  Those who are focused on getting more “stuff” have missed the intent of the blessings proclaimed by Jesus in the above statement.  The subtleness of greed and scarcity is still an issue needing to be resolved in their hearts.

Those who embrace the Wisdom of Jesus’ Words will not promote war in any manner.  Those who promote and initiate war have separated themselves from the revelation of Love thus their options are limited.  They cannot hear FATHER and they employ force and deception to get their way.  Ultimately their way leads to death and destruction.

We must be careful about what we have knowledge of and must not be quick to judge based on that incomplete knowledge.  If man’s current level of knowledge was the key to success and prosperity, the global economic system would not be on the verge of collapse.

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