This is true in our lives as well. Especially in relationships with other humman beings.
I could really drag this analogy out but I think most of you get the picture, our lives are the results of many factors coming together to create who we are and how we relate to our world. I thank God daily that He understands this, that He does not judge me as harshly as the people in my life do.
The words Jesus spoke to the woman caught cheating on her husband, have been in my heart a lot lately, not because I have cheated or been cheated on, but, because I see the deep compassion and understanding that our God has for us.
"So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
John 8:7-11 KJV
Jesus had the right to condem her, He was without sin, yet He did not.
Every man who wished this woman harm for her sin, when confronted with their own sin realized, if the truth be told, they should be the one reciving the stoneing.
So much trouble in our relationships with each other could be stoped if we just took this principal to heart and used it in our daily lives. Wich one of us will be the first to cast a stone when we realize that stone may boomerang and hurt us. If we would just pay attention to what we do to hurt others perhapse we would be less willing to do it.
Our Bible says confess your sins one to another that you may be forgiven, if we are busy looking at our own problems and realizing we will have to share it with another person perhapse we will be less willing to create those problems in the first place.
Just a few thoughts, that might make life a bit easier when,"the rubber hits the road".
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