Judgement, probably one of the most misused and misunderstood words I contemplate each and every day. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7:1). Honestly I reread and research the meaning of judgement quite often. In my learning I have come to understand that Jesus does not want us to not judge at all, as it would seem to lead to chaos. I take from the scriptures of the Holy Bible that we are to judge by right from wrong given Gods definition of sin.
The subject of hypocrisy and contradiction that I see our society comment or place blame on Christian’s passing judgement is the sinful type of judgement. Judgement by appearances(John 7:24), by saying one sins while you sin as well(Matthew 7:3–5), to judge and never forgive (Matthew 5:7), being proud of yourself and social standing in comparison to others(Luke 18:9–14), judgement that is untrue(Proverbs 19:5).
Truly I try to live righteously and not pass judgement sinfully, knowing right from wrong and thinking before I speak gives me perspective about my own and others behaviors. Is it a battle not judging others wrongfully in God’s eyes? Yes as a sinner we must consciously make every effort in our daily lives to do God’s will. How do I accomplish God’s will? Reading the Holy Bible and reminding myself each and every day to apply the scriptures I study. I ask to be forgiven of my sins and for God to help me understand the Holy Bibles lessons. Living a righteous life is a challenge and for anyone to say it is not, I welcome to my journey.
COLORADO CHRISTIAN †