As we get ready for Independence Day this upcoming weekend in the United Stares, I hope everything is going well for you. One thing we as Americans and the world in general need to learn is that we can’t judge hypocritically.
“Therefore, any one of you who judges is without excuse. For when you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things.”
Romans 2:1Hcsb Bible
Now if you read correctly, I didn’t say we shouldn’t judge. I said judge hypocritically. The Bible says we should judge righteously. But it also says by whatever we judge, we too will be judged. Judging hypocritically comes across as you are better than them and look down on them.
So if you are judging someone that is struggling with a sexual addiction, or drug, or violence, be careful that you aren’t struggling with the same. The reason is because you are struggling with it and will experience the same judgement that you give upon them. It will be harder for you to be forgiven when you are unwilling to forgive others.
Now this is not saying that you shouldn’t know difference between right and wrong, but rather not to look down on others.
Before this in the last chapter, Paul was talking about those with messed up and depraved minds and how God allowed them to do that. He also lets us have enough freedom enough to hang ourselves with our stupidity as Christians as well.
Just like those in the previous chapter were completely in the wrong and away from God, we too were away from God. So honestly, we should understand and feel more compassionate for those that are struggling with the same sins that we do. But we don’t because of our hardened and sinful hearts.
So at the end of the day, know the difference between right and wrong and call it as it is. But show compassion as you call it out and don’t be a hypocrite like so many of us are sometimes unfortunately.
I hope all of you have a great day and continue in your Bible study on a daily basis.