Matthew 7:1-3 – “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 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?”
It is common today to see people quickly pass judgment on others when they see them take certain actions – yet also justify themselves if a situation arises in which they take those very same actions. Why? Often, you judge yourself according to your intentions, but judge others according to their actions – or rather your own interpretation of their actions.
As a result, we are often inclined to be more lenient on ourselves and more critical of others – because we don’t make the same instinctive allowance for weaknesses in others as we do for ourselves. The simple answer given by Jesus Christ was not to judge others at all but to leave judgement for God. As Prophet TB Joshua said, “If we judge others now, who will judge us on the Last Day?” Take time to reflect on this and prioritise taking care of your own heart in the light of God’s Word.
PRAYER: Oh LORD, draw me to a closer relationship with You – in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!