Judge Not

I grew up going to a Church that could be really judgemental. By the time I turned 17, I figured I was destined for Hell. I realize how silly that was. How are you going to scare an innocent kid that has barely experienced.

We are not to judge others, but we are human. We do though. If someone hurts a child, I will pass judgment on that person. It is only natural to feel that way. As hard as it is: we need to let God deal with them.

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. Matt 7:1-2 NIV

Jesus did not mince in words. If we judge people harshly, we too can get judged under the same degree that we judge others. He takes it a step further:

 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? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Matt 7:3-5 NIV

Jesus makes it obvious that we are not to judge. We are not supposed to criticize each other. Why do we judge others when we are sinners also. Pull the beam out of your eye before you judge the speck in someone else’s eye.

We Christians need to be accountable on how we treat people. It goes back to the golden rule. Treat people how you want to be treated. If you are being treated unfairly, kill them with kindness. Nothing will throw an angry person off more than saying something nice to them.

 But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:27-29

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