The Scripture talks about the judging at the expense of others. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you (Matthew 7:1-2)”. It is unfortunately an innate tendency for humankind to pass some form of judgment, whether positive or negative, towards another. This is quite troublesome to know but better when we humans acknowledge this issue and try to rectify it.
It is quite difficult to preach about the ways in which we must live life because doing and saying are two completely divergent affairs. Anyone can come across and tell you how to do something, but the act of actually doing that something can be tough. The Bible speaks of not judging others, yet how many of us judge without knowing? Which of us remark on the inadequacies of a complete stranger? How many of us look down upon someone for something very minuscule and insignificant?
This act of judgment that mankind seems to be highly infatuated with it definitely a problem, especially in today’s society. It is very easy to look at someone and presume their entire existence. It only takes one negative judgment to hurt someone and not even one thousand positive judgments can eliminate that one negative one.
Look at your neighbor as if it were our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Before you go and mock, or ridicule someone for a petty thing, stop and stifle that evil inclination to do so. Consider how Jesus would feel if it were Him who was that person you are about to judge.
It is better to remain silent, without an ounce of reaction, than to say something in judgment towards another person. Be careful what you say. What we say is a strong indication that we are depicted as. Do you want to be seen as a person of horrid judgment in the Eyes of God? If you do, by all means, continue to judge and ridicule others. For the rest of us, we will strive to be better by being more kind and considerate of others.
Remember when Jesus said: “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven (Mathew 10:32-33”.
Acknowledging Jesus can come in many forms. Do you not think that passing negative judgments onto His servants in as form of rejecting Jesus? Regardless of how this is calculated by God, judging others is not the best path to follow. Listen to your heart, and follow according to the Will of God.