This is a struggle we all have. It’s part of our human nature. We judge things, we judge ourselves, we judge others. We judge others based on the environment that we grew up in, we can’t change that others might be different from us but what we can control is how we act and what we say.
I am guilty of judging others, I am guilty of back talking about others and I am also guilty sin myself. We judge others based on the environment that we grew up in and we can’t change that, but what we can control is how we act and what we say towards others. This week, I have done things and not done things that have frustrated others.
All those times I back talked, judged, and tried to change someone… “take the speck out of your eye”, I did not look at myself and how I’ve been acting. What a hypocrite. I have a long plank in my eye and I have to work to take it out of my own eye before wanting someone else to change!
1“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
– Matthew 7: 1-5
Blessed be the name of the Lord.