Taken from ‘Jesus Calling’ by Sarah Young
My children make a pastime of judging one another – and themselves. But I am the only capable Judge, and I have acquitted you through My own blood. Your acquittal came at the price of My unparalleled sacrifice. That is why I am highly offended when I hear My children judge one another or indulge in self-hatred.
If you live close to Me and absorb My Word, the Holy Spirit will guide and correct you as needed. There is no condemnation for those who belong to Me.
Luke 6:37 – “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.”
Evaluating your worth on the basis of how you look, to yourself or to others, is always a trap – it’s as if you are sifting sand, looking only at the grains of sand filtering through the sieve, ignoring the gold nuggets that remain. My approval of you is based entirely on My righteousness, which is yours for all eternity. When you look in a mirror, try to see yourself as you truly are – arrayed in perfect righteousness, adorned in glowing approval.
Isaiah 61:10 – “I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God! For He has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels.”
Food for Thought: Measure your worth by what is eternal: the ‘gold’ of a well-nurtured soul that rests in My unfailing Love.