Day 30 Tuesday Divine Judgment/Discernment

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of Discernment.)

Divine Judgment

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Luke 6:37-49.  Human judgment is the mental act of evaluation through comparison or contrast.  Intellectual man always judges his fellow man. Divine judgment is of spiritual consciousness. When we awaken to the reality of our divinity, the light begins to break on us from within, and we know the Truth; this is the quickening of our judgment faculty. This faculty may be exercised in two ways: from sense perception or spiritual understanding. If its action be based on sense, its conclusions are fallible and often condemnatory; if on spiritual understanding, they are safe.  The judgment faculty discerns Truth and balances the faculties in righteousness.  In the Scriptures judgment is often applied to the action of Divine Mind in its work of judging, especially to the experiences that come to man through the working of the law of justice. Man redeems this faculty by placing it in the Absolute, by declaring and realizing that its origin is in God and all its conclusions are based on Truth. This gives a working center from which the I AM begins to set our thought world in order.  I do not judge others as regards their guilt or innocence. I consider myself and how I stand in the sight of the Father. I begin reform with myself. The judgment seat of Christ is within me, and a judging, or discerning between the true and the false is going on daily in me as an overcomer; I am daily reaping the results of my thoughts and my deed.  I affirm: “My judgment is just, because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

Discernment

By Rev. Ed Townley

I recognize the spiritual energy expressing through every choice I make.

We make hundreds of choices in the course of an average day.  Every choice, no matter how minor, is an expression of faith.  As we affirm the Truth that everything is a part of the One Presence, One Power, we resist the temptation to judge our choices—or the choices of others—as either good or bad. They are, in Truth, neither one nor the other. Rather, some choices are more efficient in the ease with which they move us toward kingdom consciousness, and others create inefficient distractions.  Our spiritual power of discernment allows us to see all choices from a spiritual perspective and recognize their underlying energies. To choose without judgment is essential if we are to achieve our creative purpose. The gift of discernment makes this possible.

To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

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