November 18, 2023

Don’t Presume

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” – Matthew 7:1,2 Dallas Willard said good leaders don’t presume, don’t pretend, and don’t push. I want to look at what it means to not presume when we lead. When Jesus taught us not to judge lest we be judged, we often interpret it to mean that we shouldn’t make judgments about others, because if we do, God will make a judgment about us. But perhaps in teaching us not to judge, our Father was trying to spare us the pain of being judged by our friends and neighbors in return. Wisdom says that if I come down hard on someone without knowing their story and they get wind of it, they are going to come down

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