Advent Day 6: Read: Luke 6
This is a powerhouse chapter! But I am limiting myself to one observation, so this is it!
Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”Luke 6:37-38
When I read this today, I heard: you get what you give.
If I am liberal in judgment about others and stingy with forgiveness, that is what I will get in return. But if I withhold judgment, thinking the best instead; and I am generous with forgiveness, even without being asked – I will receive the same in return. But not in the same measure that I gave. I will receive in abundance, pressed down, shaken together, running over.
Yes siree! I will take that!
How about you? Do you experience judgment and grudges or acceptance and forgiveness? Maybe it needs to start in our own hearts toward others before we receive it ourselves.
Just a thought!