TODAY’S SCRIPTURE Leviticus 19:15

“You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly” (Leviticus 19:15, NASB).

There has never been a book written full of as much wisdom as the Word of God. The Bible contains both God’s Word and God’s wisdom. It so far eclipses any wisdom of this world (1 Corinthians 1:25; Isaiah 55:9). Over and over in Deuteronomy, the Lord explains that the commands of the Lord are for our good. The fact is if we determine to live by the Lord’s pattern, we will be happier and healthier. In fact, the problems on this world would all be solved if everyone followed the Lord’s laws.

Leviticus 19:15 is a great example of this. What if every judge or arbitrator determined to live by this simple principle? Don’t show favoritism in pity for the poor or in anger against the rich. Don’t be partial to the rich, famous, or powerful because they might reward you in some way. But just judge everyone fairly. Imagine the world we would live in if we always tried to behave this way. Imagine how different, less stressful, and more fulfilled your own life would be if you set your heart to treating everyone fairly and equally. Why not try it the rest of this week?

Today I will…stop before I judge, comment, compliment, or act to sift my motives. I will determine to not respond as a result of judging how the other might help me or make me look, but rather I will seek to judge fairly in every situation. My blood pressure will probably drop a few points and my joy level will probably be more complete. And I will experience firsthand that God’s way is best.