“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
I think a lot of us judge more than we'd like to admit. Part of me says it's human nature. The other part says regardless of what brings us to do this, we should rise above and control our thoughts and tongue.
There may be many reasons why you are quick to judge someone, like you wouldn't act that way, so why are they? Or you WERE guilty of acting that way, and being that type of person before, and now you've grown/been saved/learned better and how dare they remind you of your past. Right? Sadly, this is the most common reason for us to judge someone else, friend or stranger.
Whatever the reason for judging, we need to be reminded that, yes, "Only God can judge me" but the bible calls for us to be examples of Him and His love, Eph. 2:10 says, "Or we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." So while it is only God that will judge you, are you really living as a child of God? Showing others how amazing God is working through you to shine His love out?
Basically, I'm asking you if, by judging people, even a quick snap judgement about a passing stranger, are you a true representation of God's love?
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