Recently I became painfully aware of how some “Christians” are treating those with more obvious sins than others.   How are we supposed to to treat sinners?  I Corinthians 6:9-11 says 9″Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:  Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men {a} 10  nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  11  And that is what some of you were.  But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.  We were saved by the precious blood of our Savior Jesus Christ, mercy and grace given freely.

Notice the Scriptures do not say that if we are saved we are to stand in judgement of sinners, we are all sinners.  Remember when the Scribes and Pharisees brought the women who had been caught in adultery to Jesus in John 8:3-9, they publicly humiliated her and wanted to stone her, but Jesus said if you are without sin, throw the first stone.  Guess how many stones were thrown?  We are all called to love others more than ourselves.  Jesus showed us time and time again how to love others.  I recently observed a “Christian” being so ugly to a “sinner” {you know the sin that everyone can see not the ones that are hidden deep from everyone’s eyes except God’s}     This person acted as if they needed to or perhaps had been given the authority to stand as judge for God!  Here is what I took away from this display:  1.  This person may never see themselves saved.   2.  It seemed as if the “Christian” thought that a sinner was beneath him.    Isn’t it interesting that Jesus, who was God and man, showed so much grace to lowly sinners…. People like me and people like you.   I am a sinner saved by grace, not to stand in judgement but to share His love with the world.

My pearl for the necklace of life—–LOVE, just love!!!