You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
Father cleanse my thinking and silence my words that I may not speak ill towards anyone. Let me not judge unless I’m willing to be judged by others. Remind me of my role Father as Your servant, steward, and ambassador. You did not put me here to judge others, but to serve others.
Humbly I serve You Father. I love and respect You Lord, and only want to live righteously by Your commands. I pray for Your forgiveness and understanding. Thank You Father. Amen.
It is not our place to pass judgment on others. When we feel ourselves leaning towards judgment we must stop and pray for the strength of humility and the freedom to look past what we deem as right and wrong- focusing on doing what God commands of us- and not being concerned with telling others what we think is right for them.
We must be the examples for others to follow, but we can not force other people to be like us, to live like us, or to think like us. It’s one thing to hold someone accountable through a mutual understanding, it’s morally reprehensible to act as their judge and the jury holding their perceived “fate” in your hands. God did not appoint us to hold either of those positions.
We must also remember that we also slip up and make mistakes; we sin, and therefore can easily be judged for our erred ways. So instead of focusing on making sure other people are walking on their paths the correct way, let’s make sure we are walking straight on our own. Have a blessed day!
Note: Message originally posted November 29, 2010. It has been modified to align current formatting and standards.
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