_ 080514 Condemnation

On this Monday of our three day Labor Day weekend, be mindful of those around you who have labored for this nation and let today’s scripture be a blessing to your soul. We are also celebrating the One that allows us to labor.

Today’s Prayer
(based on Psalm 33:1-11)

Father, I sing joyfully to You; it is fitting for me to praise You. I shout for joy, For Your word is right and true; You are faithful in all You do. You love righteousness and justice; the earth is full of Your unfailing love. By Your word were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of Your mouth. You gather the waters of the sea into jars; You put the deep into storehouses, Let all the earth fear You; let all the people of the world revere You. For You spoke and it came to be; You commanded, and it stood firm. You foil the plans of the nations; You thwart the purposes of the peoples. But Your plans stand firm forever, the purposes of Your heart through all generations. I praise You Lord…and I love You! You truly are awesome! In Your name I pray, Amen.

Don’t Condemn Others


Luke 6:37-42

37 “Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. Stop criticizing others, or it will all come back on you. If you forgive others, you will be forgiven.

38 If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving–large or small–it will be used to measure what is given back to you.”

39 Then Jesus gave the following illustration: “What good is it for one blind person to lead another? The first one will fall into a ditch and pull the other down also.

40 A student is not greater than the teacher. But the student who works hard will become like the teacher.


41 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?

42 How can you think of saying, `Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log from your own eye; then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.

Quote of the Day

When God works in us, the will, being changed and sweetly breathed up by the Spirit of God, desires and acts, not from compulsion, but responsively. ~Martin Luther~





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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