“Judge not, that you be not 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.”
– Matthew 7:1-5 [NKJV]
It’s easy for us to look down on others for not living up to our standards, but Christ reminds us that no one is perfect except Him. I’m just as guilty as being judgemental as the next man. I have been broken and humiliated before and needed encouragement. It’s easier for me to be gracious towards someone else’s downfall than it is for someone who has always had it all together.
We should be critical and discerning when someone is doing something that’s off, but we shouldn’t condemn. God has given His grace free of charge even though we all deserved hell. Let’s judge with righteous judgment instead of just raining on someone else’s parade.