Goat Cheese Omelette

Stop Judging Others & Goat Cheese Asparagus Omelette

2 Samuel 11:14-15 (gods word)

In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. In the letter he wrote, “Put Uriah on the front line where the fighting is heaviest. Then abandon him so that he’ll be struck down and die.”

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The Psalms contain some of the most emotional, poetic, and heartfelt verses in the Bible. They’re inspiring, encouraging, and offer hope. On the flip side, they’re down to earth, relatable, and comforting in the midst of hardship. The engraved gifts you receive and printed art work that you hang likely quote one of the verses from Psalms.

While he didn’t write the entire book, David is the voice behind the majority of the Psalms. The same David that 2 Samuel 11:14-15 is talking about. In the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, we get to see David grow up. He goes from a shepherd boy who’s ignored and overshadowed by his older brothers, to the one who trusted God to fight and win the battle with the Goliath. He finds success and is eventually made king.

But one day, David sees a woman and thinks she’s beautiful. He asks about her, only to find out that she’s married to one of the captains in his army. After learning this, he still calls for her, and proceeds to sleep with her. And she gets pregnant. 2 Samuel 11:14-15 is David’s attempt to clean up the mess he’s made.

So, just to recap: David is well-liked, respected, and can have anything he desires. But he chooses to sleep with a woman who’s married, and when she becomes pregnant, he has her husband killed.

Can you imagine hearing a story like this one on the news today? Would you wear a necklace or hang a quote that some guy named Steve wrote after having an affair, getting a woman pregnant, and murdering her husband? Probably not. Neither would I. Instead, I would pass judgement. I would decide that he was unworthy of forgiveness; that he was “bad”.

In yesterday’s devotional, we talked about judging ourselves. We learned that although our actions are sinful and our hearts are guilty, our God is good and faithful, and He knows who we really are. He’s bigger than our mistakes, His love runs deeper than our sin, and His grace and forgiveness are unfailing.

But here’s the kicker: those truths don’t just apply to us. They apply to our neighbors as well. Everyone that’s captured a news story headline. Every criminal that’s been featured on 20/20 or American Greed. Every one.

Judgement isn’t ours to pass. Our God is good to His children. The same faces that are plastered on America’s Most Wanted are just as worthy of grace and forgiveness as the ones that fill the pews on Sunday mornings.

After the woman becomes pregnant and David has her husband killed, he writes Psalm 51. “Wash away all of the evil things I’ve done. Make me pure from my sin” (verse 2, NIRV). David ran to the Lord for peace, comfort, and forgiveness. And the Lord forgave him. He was undeserving of forgiveness and mercy. But here’s the thing; we all are. God never asked for our help in deciding who was worthy of forgiveness; He asked for our faith in His promise that He will forgive all who ask – that includes ourselves and our neighbors.

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Are you passing judgment on anyone specific in your life? What about a specific group of people? Or those with certain behaviors? Does David’s story open your eyes to what forgiveness and redemption can do in someone’s life? Why or why not?

Pray

For eyes that see people with love instead of judgement.

Goat Cheese Asparagus Omelette

2 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

Serves 1 Omelette

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 asparagus stalks, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Non-stick spray

Instructions

  1. Spray a skillet and turn to medium heat
  2. Cook pieces of asparagus for 5 minutes or until soft
  3. Scramble eggs with salt and pepper and pour into skillet
  4. Swirl skillet around so that eggs cover the entire bottom
  5. Once the eggs begin to set along the edges, use a spatula to push eggs toward the center, allowing the rest of the eggs to spread out across the pan
  6. When all the liquid has set along the edges, spread the goat cheese evenly in the center of the omelette and use the spatula lift one side of the omelet and fold it onto the other side
  7. Push down gently to allow any extra liquid to cook
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To post the omelette instructions again, or to no? I thought about this for awhile, and I eventually decided against it, but it must be exhausting to read that checklist over and over again! But, pleaseeee use non-stick spray or a non-stick skillet… or both. The most crucial part of omeletting (totally not a word… yet) is the non-stick.

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