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Do not judge

 

Do not judge 
Or condemn,

But be kind,
And forgive.

For the mercy
We show

To all those
Who live

Is the measure
We’ll get, 

Not from those 
On life’s way,

But from God,
For eternity –

So, don’t
Delay!

 

References

Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you (Luke 6:37; NLT).

A servant of the Lord […] must be kind to everyone (2 Timothy 2:24; NLT). 

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke 11:4; NLT).

In the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured out to you (Matthew 7:2; NIV). 

We will all stand before the judgement seat of God (Romans 14:10; NET).

God himself will be the judge (Psalm 50:6; NLT).

You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected (Luke 12:40; NLT).

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Inexpressible beauty

 

Inexpressible beauty,
Ungraspable power;

Unimaginable wisdom,
Infinite mercy;

Inextinguishable light,
Unsurpassable truth;

Unfailing love,
And fullness of perfection –

This, friends, is our Maker,
And our God.

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From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth (Psalm 50:2; NIV).

We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power (Job 37:5; NLT).

His deeds are perfect (Deuteronomy 32:4; NLT).

His way is perfect (2 Samuel 22:31; NIV).

Only God is truly good (Luke 18:19; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

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God is justice

God is justice,
God is truth;

God is mercy,
God is love.

God is beauty,
God is fire;

God is wisdom,
God is love.

God is Spirit,
God is light;

God is peace,
And God is love.

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The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV).

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).

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Be merciful

The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving (Daniel 9:9; NLT).

I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins (Jeremiah 31:34; NLT).

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

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Lord,

Be merciful and kind
Towards my mother;

Forgive her sins,
Forgetting all that’s past.

Don’t let her suffer
Any pain or terror;

And bring her
To your kingdom, Lord,

At last.

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Hide and seek

“Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and the earth?” says the Lord (Jeremiah 23:24; NLT).

When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you (Jeremiah 29:13; NET).

His mercy is everlasting (Psalm 100:5; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

 

Lord,
I want to hide from you
In shame,
Remembering my sins
Throughout my life.

But instead,
I’m going to seek you out
In faith,
Remembering your mercy
And your love.

 

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God’s way

Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy (Psalm 123:3; NLT).

Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! (Psalm 86:11; NLT).

Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you (2 Corinthians 13:11; NLT).


When we are judgemental
And unkind –
Lord, have mercy on us;

Teach us your perfect way –
The way of love.

When we are angry
And abusive –
Christ, have mercy on us;

Teach us your perfect way –
The way of peace.

When we are full of hate
And violence –
Lord, have mercy on us;

Teach us your perfect way –
The way of love.

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