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Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Matthew ESV. Because we are all human and have flaws as well as good attributes, we have been guilty of passing judgement on others at some point in time in our lives.
Judging can be very hurtful. It can cause one to reflect more on his insecurities rather than his own valuable self-worth. When we choose to judge others, sometimes it is the result of our own insecurities and jealousies. What we all must realize and understand is that no matter how flawed an individual may be, he is still a human being and is loved by God.
But who are you to judge your neighbor? We should never let others own our self-worth because God made all of us in His image, so to Him, we all have worth, no matter what anyone else says. When we judge others, sometimes we do not realize that appearances can be deceiving. Further, we do not always know the whole story. Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft, the plane would re-board in 50 minutes …. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?
Even worse, the pilot was wearing sunglasses! People scattered. They not only Judging a person does not define who they are to change planes, but they were trying to change airlines. The yardstick we use for ourselves is the yardstick we use for the world! Those of us who are actively involved in the community often have a tendency to see others who are not, as uncaring, lazy and not in tune with what is going on.
Those of us who are experienced and well-traveled often have a tendency to see others who are not as unambitious, ignorant and lacking goals. Those of us who are believers in Christ often have a tendency to feel that those who are not, are hell-bound and not worthy of being saved. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. Given all that is going on in our world right now, people do not need judgement, but encouragement.
At the very least, it will enable us to work at developing empathy and compassion for others as they, too, struggle to figure out this thing called life. Be light in a dark world. Every day, we have an opportunity to be a light in the world, to raise the vibrational energy around us, and to be an agent of conciliation and healing. The world needs our light. Be light. Have a wonderfully blessed week, stay safe, get involved in righting the wrongs of social injustice, and never leave home without Him!
Anna Bright is a minister and educator in Walterboro. She can be reached at abrightcolumn lowcountry. Friday, July 23, Toggle Main menu. Newsletter up. About us. Log in Subscribe. Comments No comments on this story Please log in to comment by clicking here.
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