Thursday, January 19, 2012

Do not Judge!

This title is so hard for me to follow!

In Matthew 7:1-6 Jesus says: "Judge not, that you not be judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank is in your own eye ? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces."

This is incredibly hard for me to do. I judge people all the time! Whether they are family, friends or people I don't know, I usually judge them. "Judge not, that I will not be judged." This verse hit me today, square in the eyes. I judge people a lot. I correct people, I talk about people and their wrongs, and I continually think about people and their wrongs.

I need to stop judging people actions, how they talk, or any other characteristic that I dislike about a person. I challenge you stop judging others as well. I myself have a really hard time with this. However, I am going to work on this, throughout the many years of my life. I need to work on this, and I ask that you work on this in your lives as well.

Thank you for reading and God bless,

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Thank you, Josiah, for this post. I have a very judgmental attitude towards everything, also known as "holier-than-thou." Only the Lord Jesus can help you with this, so pray to Him and ask Him to make you more humble.