That’s God’s job.
Matthew 7:1-2 1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.
We live in a world where everything is judged, a book by its cover, movies by their trailers, food by how it looks. We judge others by how they are dressed, and by their weight. There are times when we don’t even give them a chance because they look “weird”, or “they dress funny”. Some people are judged as ingrates and degenerates because of body piercings and/or tattoos. We don’t take time to talk to them, because we think we already know that they aren’t worth our time.
What if they are looking at you the same way?
Think about it. While you are judging them, they be thinking that you are conceited, stuck-up or self-centered, simply because of the way you’re looking at them. Yes, I said it. When you at someone in a judgmental manner, you make a face or whisper to the person you are walking with down the street or the person you are riding with in the car. Now that you know they are looking at you the same way, how do you feel? Not too good, huh?
God teaches us not to judge people. He wishes for us to treat everyone as we wish to be treated. If you want respect, you have to give it. If you want to people to treat you with consideration, you must be considerate to others. If you want people to open their hearts to you, you have to do the same.
Matthew 7:3-5 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
The hardest thing for most of us to do is to look in the mirror first. What about yourself do you do that others find offensive or annoying. Often times, we criticize others for the very same things we do ourselves, leaving the other person looking at us as if there are horns growing out of our head.
Before you critique others, look at yourself, really look, before you call out that fault in the other person. Don’t be the pot calling out the kettle. We all have flaws and faults. Who are we to call out others?
I have always felt that, if I had a bad habit, calling someone else on the same habit was wrong. I couldn’t stand it when other people did that, and I would point out that they do the same thing, and ask how they could chastise that other person for it. Always, “Do as I say, not as I do,” would be the defense. UGH. I wished that phrase was never uttered.
Until next time, God Bless