“Judge not, lest ye be judged”, is one of the most quoted passages in the Bible. But we all make judgments every day. We judge between right and wrong, unsafe from safe choices, etc. What Jesus is trying to tell us is to not be hypocritical in our judgments.
In other words, we should not judge others for doing the same things we do. We, also, should not spend so much time and energy worrying about what someone is, or is not, doing and use that time wisely by looking at our own stuff.
The truth is, that looking at others and judging them, becomes an act of denial of our own shortcomings. And, more often than not, it is our own defects that we see in others.
The rest of the scripture on, “judge not”, states, “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
In others, “If you spot it, you got it!”
Quote of the Week
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye, when all the time there is a plank in your own.” Mathew 7:4