Sunday, January 2, 2011

Finding Dirt

Luk 6:5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Luk 6:6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
Luk 6:7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.
Luk 6:8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.
Luk 6:9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
Luk 6:10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
Luk 6:11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

Jesus had no sin and never broke the law of God. Religious people add to the law many restrictions, to bind and to trip others. The very law that they judge others by, they do not keep. Fallen mankind loves to accuse and they do not discern good and evil, because their hearts are evil.

Years ago I had installed a new carpet in my business. A pedlar came with a special carpet cleaner. I told him that my carpet was new and that it is clean. He insisted in demonstrating that his carpet cleaner could remove dirt from my carpet. He applied the liquid to a white cloth and rubbed the carpet and to his surprise, there was no dirt.

Jesus had no dirt, no sin, but the law people were determined to accuse him. These accusers are still busy accusing in our time. They try to dig up dirt on the people of God to discredit them and to destroy a lifetime of good service. You who point fingers with the law, examine your own heart. Is your life clean and do you have a testimony of years of faithfully serving the Lord? Or are you just seeking to dig up dirt? What is your purpose? Are you obeying and serving God? Be careful...

Mat 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

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