Day 9 Giving God Possession of Our Judgment and Pride

James 2:13 “For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”

I Peter 5:5 “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Our minds have justified our own sin by focusing on that of others. The flesh’s way of building itself is to condemn another. We know that “there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” We must understand that being judgmental is always an act of pride; judgment and pride are tied to each other, the only way to walk in mercy is to walk in humility.

We fast and pray today to be a people of mercy and humility. We long to fulfill the longing of God, that His people would “act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with their God.” We give God all of our judgment and ask Him to break our Pharisee ways. We give God all of our pride and ask that He give us humble hearts before He has to crush our prideful ones. We declare today that “mercy triumphs over judgment” and we will walk in mercy. We declare victory in our hearts, our minds, our homes and our communities–the victory of mercy, of healing, of freedom, of love and of redemption.