We Are Not Judges

Matthew 7:1-3

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

I know what you are thinking, “that you don’t pass judgment on anyone.” I will be the first to say I am guilty of it. We look at that drug addict and think how sorry they are. We look at that man/woman having an affair and think how pathetic they are. We see that sinner and look down on them as if we are some what greater then they are. I didn’t realize I was doing this until I was talking to a good friend of mine, we will call him Hatfield, about someone close to me who was going down a path of sin. I was angry at this person because they knew better. My good friend never spoke ill of them. All he he had to say was “have they ever known Jesus, because if they don’t we need to pray for them.” He never judged, spoke ill, or looked down on them. All he wanted was to pray for a lost soul. That hit me. I am not suppose to judge the sinner, God handles that. I had to change my outlook on how I looked at people. However, is this the only judgment we pass. No, we look at people who may not wear the clothes we do and hold them to lower standards or the person with the vehicle on its last leg we will laugh at them. We pass more judgment then we care to admit. We have to stop and only look at ourselves. That is who we are responsible for. Instead of judging those parents who can’t afford new school clothes for their kids, why not discreetly help them out. When that car breaks down, instead of looking down on them and laughing as we pass by, get your hands dirty and help them fix it. We are supposed to be a light to the world, but if all the world see is judgment spewing out of us our light cannot shine. Let’s stop judging people and instead pray for them and help those that we can. That is what Christ wanted us to do after all.


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