12.8.09

Judging

The other morning, in homeroom at school, we were doing devotions. Right now, our class is reading 1 Corinthians...

Anyway, we’re up to Chapter 5, and one verse caught my eye:

“What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside.”

What I think this means is,,

Just because there’s this girl who seems like she hates life. Hates everything – well, it doesn’t make it right for us to judge her. I mean, if I suddenly started wearing all black, would that mean I was suddenly gothic or emo or whatever – just because I’m trying to “Make a statement” and “Be different”?

No.

If any of you have read the “Diary of a Teenage Girl” books, you’ll know who Chloe Miller is. In book 1, Chloe is like that – she dresses in this really, well, weird way, doesn’t really fit in.
But she hadn’t always been like that. She used to be a Christian girl, who had awesome friends and stuff. But then some stuff happened, and I guess it made her hate who she was or something – because she changed. And suddenly, because of her outward appearance – her friends ditched her. Didn’t talk to her.

But you know what? She didn’t really hate life. She, along with a whole lot of people – are searching. Same as in this world. Teens are searching. Searching for something real.

And I think that, like Libby said – we need to be there for them. Yeah, maybe they’ve made mistakes. But who are we to judge them? I mean, we do wrong stuff all the time. Cuz, uhh, we’re not perfect.

“What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside.”
There’s that verse again. Now, I want you to read it. Carefully...
Do you get it what it’s saying?

DO NOT judge those who are “Different” or “Bad” or whatever. Sure, it’s not good to hang around with them all the time, because they’d be a bad influence on you – that is – if that’s the way they are inside. If it’s an outward appearance thing? Well, most likely, you’ll be a good influence on them.

And I mean, just because someone calls themselves a Christian, sometimes they just act worse than people who aren’t. And I mean, really. I’ve had lots of non-Christian friends. I mean, my best friend in prep and grade one wasn’t a Christian. My best friend in years 2-5 wasn’t. But hey, I’m still here, still good. And if anything? I hope I’ve influenced them in a good way... but it helped that, along the way – I also had Christian friends to hang with, too.

Which, actually brings me to another subject. But I’ll post about that another time :)

So, just remember this. (And this post has been really good for me, too!)

Don’t judge anyone. It’s up to God to judge. Not us.

Luv,Emii

19 comments:

  1. wow, that's so true. so true :) besides, judging hurts. like chloe miller, it obviously hurt that her friend dumped her. ' do to others as you woul dhave them do to you '
    yaa, i wont judge because I, myself, dont wanna be judge.
    thanks emii, cant wait for the next post :]
    libby xox

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  2. hey libby,
    thanks :)
    yeah,, it can be hard not to judge sometimes..

    Luv,Emii

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  3. So true, Emii! Great message! Like Libby said I can't wait for your next post!Have a great week!
    -Chelsea

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  4. Thanks for being able to do my button! I'd like it something simple like yours.

    Font: Trebuchet
    Saying: ♥ Htebazile ♥
    and below in smaller writing saying: Accept ♥ Courage ♥ Wisdom
    And then, under that, having in SMALLER writing: Ps 11:5

    If you could have it the same colours as my blog, that would be great: green, (the same green as my writing or the background) pink, brown(purple), but the mail colors are: green & pink.

    and you know how your button has like the background behind it kinda? that would be SO cool if you could do that on my blog. the size can be the same at your button.

    just make it real simple, and you don't need to add the address at the bottom or anything.

    thanks SO much.
    btw, would there be anything I'd have to do? like have a special program or something? if so, please let me know so I can check if I have the program or not.

    thank emii.
    u rok (and not just because your willing to make a button lol. but because of what i talk about in a post not long ago)
    libby xox

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  5. Hi, emi! I wanted to ask if it would b o.k. with u if I started another book club on my blog, because some of the books you guys wanna read in this one sound a litte old 4 me. A few other 'tween agree with me.

    But I still love your blog, and I check it every day!
    Plz let me know if my idea is alright with u. : )

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  6. hey girlz,
    Bree -- of course :)
    I didn't invent book clubs or anything, so that's fine ;) But thanks for askin, just the same!

    Libby -- To make blog buttons and stuff, most people use photoshop... and thanks for giving me all the stuff about what you want :)

    Luv,Emii

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  7. But you will need a photobucket account to put the button,, along with the code -- on your blog :)

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  8. Hi emii,
    okay, so, do I just look up photobucket on google and sign up?

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  9. Hi Emii,

    I really like your blog. And the new background and header.
    I have to go now, but I'll comment more later if I can.
    Lydia

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  10. Hey Libby,
    Yep, that's all you have to do :)

    Hey Lydia,
    Thanks! I commented at your blog, too :)

    Luv,Emii

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  11. Good post. Corinthians is one of my favorite books of the Bible.

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  12. Hi Emii! Wow! I was just taking a look at your blog and really like what you have to say! Nice work on this post, it has a good meaning.
    Jessica @ www.faithforgirls.blogspot.com

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  13. btw, i just looked at the way you made it, like, what thing you used and stuff. I've got that, and I've done a slideshow (lol, just a random, weird one) but i didn't know it could go blogs!!!

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  14. Hey Libby,
    Thanks! I didn't know either, until I decided it'd be a cool idea, and googled how to do it :) LOL!

    Luv,Emii

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  15. okay kool. when i get the account... do I have to do anything?

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  16. oops, I mean, like when I get photobucket or whatever it called lol

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