What does God think of judging others? - Judging Others - TouchPoints

What does God think of judging others?

1 Corinthians 4:5So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time—before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.

Be very slow to judge others, because only God is capable of judging perfectly every time. Once you’ve formed an opinion about someone, it’s difficult to change it. If you’ve incorrectly formed a bad opinion about someone, you may think negatively about that person for years, damaging the possibility of any relationship.

Romans 2:1You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.

When you condemn others for their sin, God sees your hypocrisy if you haven’t first carefully considered your own sins.

Jeremiah 48:27“Did you not ridicule the people of Israel?”

A judgmental spirit leads us to mistakenly consider ourselves morally superior to others—we deserve blessing, they deserve judgment. This displays dependence on our good deeds, not God’s grace.

1 Samuel 16:7But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

God doesn’t want you to make judgments based on outward appearance.

Leviticus 19:15“Always judge people fairly.”

When you have to make a judgment, do so with fairness and integrity.