To Judge Another… Is To Damn Oneself…

Honesty is always the best policy, right? I believe people prefer a person who can always promote the truth, even if it means sacrificing ones self. Lets give it a try… See if what I believe is accurate.

1) When I see someone speeding in between cars on a highway, I love because I think they’re trying to compensate for something… although, I actually used to have a big problem with speeding. 2) When I hear a guy talk about a girls physical physique, I become annoyed and disgusted… Though there are times I do the same thing without vocalizing it. 3) I’ve judged a person for their addictions… yet who amongst us hasn’t been addicted to something? 4) I’ve looked at the people who call themselves Christian… and laugh when I see them embracing the sin in our world. Who am I to laugh when I embrace the sin of our world on a daily basis?

Come on… Say it…

~I’m a hypocrite~

Luke 6:37

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Luke 6:41

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brothers eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

Many of the people who read this know me personally, some of you for a great many years. I have no question in my mind that each one of you could throw out countless errors and sinful actions within my past. I am not perfect, never have been and never will be; though I may occasionally think I am. These verses cut to the core of my existence, and I hope your’s as well. I think of the examples I provided in the beginning, and how foolish I can be towards others in judgement. I think about the things I’ve called people, that are 100% applicable to me.

Have you ever called a man or woman slut? Look within your own life, is it possible they’d say the same thing? Have you ever called a man or woman a jerk (for lack of an appropriate word to use), would they say the same thing about you? I could make a list 1,000 characters long about the things we call or judge others on. What we fail to realize is, God clearly states that whatever you judge others for… You will also be judged for. God also tells us, that when we judge a person’s sinful actions… we likely have far worse sinful actions within our lives. They may have a speck of sawdust in their eye, but who are you to speak with that massive 2×4 sticking out of your eye. I’m surprised you can even see straight, or walk without knocking everyone over.

Each and every one of us are filled with weaknesses, holes that cover our body and make us an incomplete person. Do not judge another for their imperfections, when you have so many holes that you cannot keep a glass of water from pouring out 15 different places. We are created imperfect, we are created to seek our Lord, and we are created so that God can fill those wholes and bring us the salvation we do not deserve.

You have two choices the way I see it… 1) Judge the worlds inhabitants for their hole filled body, and ignore the cannon ball size hole through your stomach. 2) Or… Embrace the Lord our Savior so that He may fill those holes with His Grace.

Perhaps you’re sitting back in that chair of yours, feeling it’s not fair that those people are “getting away” with their sinful actions; someone should judge them, punish them! Think on 1 Corinthians 4:5… “Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.

The Lord desires to make perfect your imperfections, and the same goes for those you so eagerly judge. We are all God’s children, but not one of us deserves God’s saving grace. Do not judge another, for in doing so… you condemn yourself to hell. In judging others, you fail to grow in relationship with Christ. When you think about judging another, first judge yourself.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    very good to remember josh. thanks for sharing

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