Judge not, Jesus commands us to judge not. We set the standard for which God judges us by how we follow this command. It is hypocritical of us to judge others, and it is one of the main reasons people get turned away from Christianity. Instead of judging others we need to look at ourselves and see what we need to fix in us, what we need to allow God to mold in us to match what He intended us to be. After, we can then help someone else who is struggling with the same stuff, but we don't judge anyone. There is a huge difference between offering help to someone and judging them.
We are to ask, and keep on asking and it will be given to us, seek and keep on seeking and we will find, knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you forever. We must always keep seeking Jesus in all things, go to Him for your needs whether it be fleshly or spiritual He wants to give you all your needs. God is our father, He is the best father because He can give reckless and unconditional love like no one else, after all, He created it. If your child asked you for food for dinner, you wouldn't say no and send them to bed starving. You would get your child whatever you could to make sure they were fed and not starving. So if us, sinful in nature, know how to give good to our children, how much more will God who is perfect give to those who keep on asking?
We are to treat others the same way we would like to be treated. If someone is treating you poorly, don't add fire to fire. Instead be kind and treat them the way you would be treated and you would be surprised how that holy water will put the fire out. Its easier if you put yourself in their shoes and try to see things from someone else’ view point, if you can try to understand them you can have more compassion towards them and it will make it easier to forgive their actions and let it go. We are to be compassionate, we are to forgive, and we are to treat people the way we wouldn't want to be treated.
Wide is the gate and broad is the path that leads to destruction. It is easy to conform to secular view points and paths but that is not the way we are meant to go. Though we are in the world we are not of the world and shall not conform to secular mindsets. Narrow is the path that leads the way to everlasting life and there are few who find it. There are many who dont believe in Jesus who are on that wide path, surprisingly, there are many believers who are on that path as well. It is always important to lead by example, be the light in the darkness and the salt to the earth, dont preach people away but lead by example so they may be able to see through your actions that they are on the broad path and will hopefully want to switch over.
Be aware of false prophets/teachers who come to you on the outside appearing to be a man of God but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will sadly see many false prophets/teachers/ pastors who are not spirit filled and give words that will spiritually confuse you in attempts to pull you away from the path God wants you on.You must always seek Gods guidance to know who is false and who is a true spirit filled man/woman of God. Before listening to a new teacher pray that the Holy Spirit will show you if this is a false prophet or a spirit filled teacher with an anointed teaching for you. We can also tell if its a false prophet by their fruit, by their contrived doctrine and self-focus. Match what they say to the bible, if its not a perfect fit its not true, disregard it and move on. How blessed are we to know that pastor skeet is not a false prophet! Amen.
Not everyone who says “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven but only he who does the will of the Lord. Many will say to Him on the day He judges them that they have prayed in His name and driven out demons in His name and He will say “I never knew you, depart from me you are banished from My presence, you who act wickedly disregarding My commands”. Anyone who hears these words of His and acts on them will be like a wise man who built His house on a rock solid foundation. Those who hear this word and dont act on it will be foolish men who build their houses on sand, and when the winds and floods came the house fell and didn't withstand it, and great was its fall. After Jesus finished His teachings everyone was astonished, because He didn't teach like the scribes, He spoke and taught with great authority.