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Quick to judge

“For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:2

More often than not, we can be quick to judge. We may see a girl wearing inappropriate clothing, a mother spanking her child, a friend using inappropriate language and immediately our thoughts are, “I can’t believe they are wearing that, doing that, or saying that. I never would.” Right than even with just allowing that quick thought to pass through our minds we are being judgmental.

This verse reminds us of the danger of that. Whether, we like it or not we know that we will all be judged by God one day. We will be judged on our actions, our speech, and our thoughts. Because of this fact it is important that we are not so quick to judge. Instead we should remember that we all have faults and that we are all not perfect. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” No one is without sin. We must be very careful to guard our minds and hearts from becoming judgmental and instead make sure we are showing God’s love.

We must show God’s love through our actions and our speech. God is a Just God but He is also a loving God. While he does not want us to fall into sin, He does not want us to turn away sinners from becoming Christians. The way that we drive potential Christians away is by being quick to judge and acting like we are better than them. Reality is we are not. We are all equal in God’s eyes and we are all sinners. Instead of driving sinners away from Christ by being judgmental we must draw them towards Christ by setting good examples through our speech and our actions. Most importantly though, we must draw them to Christ by loving them. We must remember to love others despite their faults, because in God’s eyes we are all the same and one day we will all be judged by the same God.

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