12 November 2014
To Judge or not to judge?
We all judge
We judge a person on their appearance, their class or status in society, their nationally, the choices they make or the life they live behind close doors.
Judge not that you may not be judge seems to have a new meaning. We give reasons why judging others is justified. To help them, to make them see the errors of their ways.
We even make judgement on people we know nothing about. Celebrities, public figures and random stranger.
There are even TV shows set up to judge others, Britain's got talent, The X factor, Next top model, Strictly come dancing, to name a few. we sit in front of our screen watching people being judge by everyone. Not just by a few judges.
Why do we do it? Judge others? Simple, we cannot help ourselves, I think in judging others we think we are 'just', we are better or can do better if in the same shoes. Or we can help them do better. We make a judgement on people's reasoning behind any decisions and condemn them if it falls below our expectations.
Sometimes our criticisms of others may help them do better if we are bold enough to point out their flaws (like the TV shows) or our judgment may dent their confidence.
To judge or not to judge?
We should just stick to the bible's way of doing things, Judge not that you might not be judged.
Simply resist the urge to do it, see something wrong with someone you know? Tell them, in love.
Those who brought the woman caught in adultery cast a judgement on her and thought JESUS would do the same. Hence their boldness in bringing her to him.
His words? He who is without sin.
So to qualify as a judge you must be without sin, be just, holy, clean and above reproach.
If you are not, then you don't qualify.
Judge not, that ye might not be judge.