Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.


November 15, 2019

Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin

Ten Problem Solving Devices:

  1. Rebound & Recovery; 1Jo 1:9.
  2. The Filling of the Spirit; Eph 5:18.
  3. The Faith-Rest Life; Heb 4:1-3.

We begin this evening with a question concerning fear because ** it is through the answer to that question that one discovers the True Meaning of Life.

The True Meaning of Life is simple, right before our eyes, and willing to tantalize, or to entice, or to trap believers in guilt and condemnation, especially if they have lived a life that the Word of God says is a lie.

The lie existed before the creation of the human race and it is also described for us in one word as believers and it is also called “The Lie.”

“The Lie,”  is one of the best one-word descriptions ever given to mankind concerning the will of God and blessings of our Lord, both in prosperity and adversity.

One of the wisest men I ever met, was a man who was called by God to perform for God through the vessel that the Lord gave them to live inside of man; 1Th 2:13.

1Th 2:13   And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God’s message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

“Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.”

“You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

Richard Wumbrandt — Crticizing one’s enemies and defending yourself against your attackers, even though they have rejected me says RW.”

 “You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

Any believer who desires to live in a lie, right before our eyes, and willing to tantalize, or to entice, or to trap believers in guilt and condemnation, especially if they have lived a life that the Word of God says is a lie.

“Do believers actually think that they can get away from fulfilling certain responsibilities that our Lord assigned  them to?

Answer — “Yes, they actually think that they can get away from fulfilling certain responsibilities that our Lord assigned  them to?

These doctrinal principles are not only found in the chronological order, which is God’s order and commands to us because, in most cases, that are before us, we need to be spiritual detectives.

PSA 86:5   For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon Thee.

In  getting ready, our Lord always fulfills His

Word with His promises, and His doctrinal rationales, because He cannot lie; Heb 6:18.

If you say that all hell breaks loose, you are emphasizing that a lot of arguing or fighting suddenly starts.

# 4. Grace Orientation; will give us the insight that we are going to need; Mat 7:12  “Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

#5 Doctrinal Orientation. Heb 4:12; 2Ti 3:16-17.

# 6. A personal sense of destiny; Eph 2:8-10; 2Jo 1.

# 7. Personal love for God the Father; 2Co 5:14   For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;

# 8. Impersonal love for all mankind; Eph 4:2  EPH 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called.

# 9.  Contentment and + Happiness with God; Heb 13:5.

# 10. Finally, we have the ultimate PSD – #10 = Occupation with Christ; Heb12:1-3.

Since I gave you a few references concerning my studies and the calling of God, we need to focus on the answers not the questions.

We say there are 10 but there can be 8 or 12 or even 20, depending on how we divide the Ten devices that we place under each particular point when teaching the doctrine, especially the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.

The Lord has made certain changes that are dogmatic in our life and there is no place for disagreeing.

The only legitimate place for disagreeing is to agree to disagree.

In Rom 14, the apostle Paul warns us to accept each other but not for the purpose of trying to change others to our beliefs and our ways.

There is always something in our personal beliefs which eventually causes us to compromise our beliefs but for the purpose of trying to impress others.

It’s interesting that the New Testament reports that Peter was unlearned in the sense that he was untrained in the Mosaic Law (Acts 4:13), and it is doubtful that he even knew Greek.

What you are about to hear is something that you probably never heard before, especially because two of our Lord’s apostles, Peter and John, are said to be uneducated and untrained men.

The word “uneducated” is the Greek adjective ‎agrammatos which means that both Peter and John were ignorant men, especially when it came to reading the Torah or the Law.

This ignorance, however, can be turned into wisdom, especially when the believer humbles himself and submits to the mighty hand of God; Jam 4:6-8.

Why not, ever since the apostle Paul wrote 1Co 1, we were given a fantastic description of those whom the Lord desires worship and honor from.

JOH 4:23 “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.

What we know from the verse is that Chloe was a Christian woman living in Corinth and that she was an acquaintance of the apostle Paul.

Because Paul simply refers to her by her first name, Chloe, it is likely she was well known to the believers of that area, possibly a householder.

Paul addresses quarreling within the Corinthian church, and it was “Chloe’s people” who had reported those quarrels to the apostle.

The source of the quarrel is revealed: the people were divided over whom they should follow for spiritual leadership.

Some were saying “I follow Paul.”

Others were saying “I follow Peter.” who is also known as Cephas.”

Others were saying “I follow Apollos.”

Spiritual deceiver is the arrogant believer who says, that he doesn’t need a pastor, I can teach myself, or I will read the Bible on my own because I am a mature believer who goes directly to Jesus.

You will go directly to Jesus, but that is directly to His justice and righteousness for the purpose of being under His divine discipline.

The arrogant believer who says “I am of Christ” is thinking with the same attitude that Satan had in eternity past before the creation of man when he expressed his satanic point of view with the five I wills of Satan; Isa 14:12-14.

The Sadducees, who attacked Peter and John for teaching the doctrine of the Resurrection, which the Sadducees rejected and tried to attack Peter and John for teaching it.

If anyone believes what the Sadducees believe which is the fact that there is no Resurrection, then your spiritual life and desire to please the Lord is nothing but a lie and filled with vanity.

If we do not believe that our Lord was raised from the dead,  then WHAT we preach is vanity and meaningless and WHAT we trust in by our faith is also vanity and meaningless.

There is absolutely no way a person becomes a believer who glorifies the Lord when his faith is useless, of no value, pointless purposeless, worthless.

LUK 6:39 says;  “A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?”

The five thousand does not even include how many women and children were also saved.

You see, before our Lord came on the scene and elevated or lifted up the women of His day, women were treated like second class citizens and not even counted among the men.

untrained  =  the Greek word ‎idiotes); an ignoramus, or an idiot, ignorant, minus training, bad mannered.

Disciples — the one disciple who was highly educated = the one that the Lord chose to handle the finances = Judas Iscariot who was a highly educated individual unlike the rest of the disciples.