“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”
Matthew 7: 1, 3
Here the Messiah teaches us not to be hypocrites! So often people we know make it clear that they are not perfect. And what do we do? We judge them.
Inside, something within us condemns them. How can we tell if we are judging people too much? Ask yourself one question when you think about the person: “Do I think I’m better than they are?” If yes, then you may be judging them.
Now this is entirely different than speaking out, against things that seem to be morally wrong. The lines can get blurred and it may be difficult to see the difference, however usually speaking out is more global, perhaps regarding a policy on immigration that is harmful to people. Whereas judging others is about individuals. Having opinions about policies and expressing them is OK!
And notice this verse speaks of getting rid of the planks in our own eyes! Usually we are far worse than the person we judge. That my friends, is called the sin of pride.
Lord God help us to see the planks in our own eyes, so we can get rid of them, and may we not judge our brothers or sisters. May we have humble hearts that seek to follow You! Amen.
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