I’ve been asked a couple of times why Christians are not understanding of depression and judgemental on people with weaknesses, for example drinking. These questions always surprise me because my particular circle of Christian friends would totally sympathize with depression and would admit that they have weaknesses just as much as anyone. The difference is, we have been saved by grace, God has forgiven us our weaknesses and given us the strength to overcome them.
Luke 6:37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;
I am privileged to know true, humble believers who have accepted the Lord Jesus into their hearts. I’m not sure I can get on with someone who would say that they are a Christian and not be humbled by the fact that we are in need of a saviour. Jesus saved us from our sins. Those who follow Christianity, but do not show the love of Jesus Christ in humility have totally missed the point.
Here is a confession, I am a horrible sinner. Paul speaks truth when he says in Romans 7 verse 18: “For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.”
As much as I try to be a good person, I fail! I cannot do it on my own, so those who judge others for failing, do not truly know the Lord Jesus. If they did know Jesus, they would know they are not perfect themselves.
It is only with a gentle, humble heart we can tell others their need to get right with God. There should be no self righteousness, people thinking they are any better than anyone else and especially Christians because we know the truth, that it is only through the Lord Jesus that we have been made righteous.
Galatians 6:14 “But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”