Matthew 7:1-6 (The Message)
A Simple Guide for Behavior
1-5 "Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. It's easy to see a smudge on your neighbor's face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. Do you have the nerve to say, 'Let me wash your face for you,' when your own face is distorted by contempt? It's this whole traveling road-show mentality all over again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face, and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor.
Judging others can be a bad habit! It’s a slippery slope as well. It’s real easy to get caught up in the work of watching someone else’s life and finding fault in every little detail. But I heard a wise person once say that when we do that we’re finding all of the things about ourselves in them that we don’t like in us. OUCH!
Judgment is Gods! Leaving it in his hands takes the burden off of us and leaves us to love others. It’s way more fun to laugh with and enjoy folks than nitpick over their every mistake or flaw.