Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:1-9
“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that that is in thine own eye?” Matthew7:3 (KJV)

There is a saying that “those who live in glass houses should not throw stones”. A lot of people are swift to judge others based on their shortcomings, faults or vices. They do not consider the fact that they themselves may be guilty of those same things. They jump at the slightest opportunity to apportion blame or faults. By so doing, they have considered themselves blameless and without sin.

The scriptures refer to such people as hypocrites. In fact, God frowns at this attitude (Matt 7:1-2). This is the same attitude David displayed after Nathan recounted the rich and poor man’s story to him. David was quick to find fault in the rich man; he even went further to pass judgment on the rich man not considering the fact that he was also guilty of the very sin. He only realized his fault when Nathan pointed his sin out to him (v.7).

Do not ignore the fact that judging others comes with a price. Jesus, in His teachings, warned that you will be judged with the same standard in which you judge others. As a Christian, be careful not to judge others. Do not consider yourself as being better than others and without fault, instead when you come across people with shortcomings, pray for them and encourage them in every way possible. Be like Jesus Christ in this regard. Despite his perfection, he deals patiently with our imperfections and shortcomings.

Lord, grant me the grace to deal with other just like Jesus Christ did. Help me not to be judgmental in Jesus name, Amen.

I do not judge or condemn others, instead I pray and encourage them in the Lord.   

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