John 3:17 – For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved
Some definitions of condemnation include to pronounce judgement against, to pass sentence upon, the imputation of crime, accusation, and damnation, express strong disapproval, declare unfit for use etc.
From being a Christian and as a Pastor, I have seen so many believers and prospective believers damaged and never maximise their potential because of the constant condemnation by other people that claim and appear to be better than them. Jesus Christ did not come to condemn the world but to save it. He told Nicodemus a prominent man among the Pharisee in the above scripture, my job is not to make people unfit for use by God, and my job is to make them fit for use. Jesus did not save us to damn others. He saved us so we can save other as he has saved us.
My question to you today is, are you saving people or are you damning them. The Pharisees and the custodian of religion are known to condemn and damn people. They told them, they are not good enough for God. But they were wrong and doing the work of the devil because the devil is called the accuser in the bible. So if we accuse and tell people that God cannot use them or disapproves them, then we take the role of the devil but if tell them that God is not condemning them but calling them to himself to love and care for them, then we doing the works of Christ. I pray you will do the work of Christ. I am not saying you should not correct but don’t condemn.
For further study:
John 6:37, Romans 8:1
Personal declaration for the day:
I will correct myself but I will never condemn myself or any other person.
Questions for you to reflect on:
Do you know you a sent to save and not to damn?
How good are you at saving lives?