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posted Mar 13, 2013, 2:22 PM by Beautiful Zion

Who have you judged today?  People everyday are judging and being judged. Every time you enter a room someone is sizing you up and will come to a conclusion.  The old saying is “don’t judge a book by its cover”, for you only get one chance to make a first impression.  There is a thin line between opinion and judgment. You must be careful how you form your thoughts and what you speak.  In Saint Matthew 7:1-5, Jesus is ending His Sermon on the mount and there is a major issue that has to be addressed, and that is judging. The Pharisees saw the sins of others but would not recognize their own which shows not much has changed today.  The Pharisees had a God complex in which they condemned people without considering that one day God would judge them.  We are not in a position to pass judgment because we are guilty as well.  The Bible states that “we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  Remember, the same judgment you use will be measured back to you.  When we judge others most likely it is a cover up of our own weaknesses. We try to make ourselves look and feel better at the expense of others.  What do you gain by judging others?  Instead of putting them down with judgment lift them up in prayer. As Christians instead of judging people allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in order to win them to Christ.  The hypocritical judgment then and now is harsh, unfair, and self-righteous and must come to an end.  “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye but not consider the plank in your own eye?  How can you say to your brother, let me remove the speck from your eye and look at the plank in your own eye?”  Remember we must clean around our own front doors before sweeping around someone else.

Judge not that you be not judge