Judging others, it’s a trap we all can fall into easily.

Posted: June 12, 2012 in Bible, God, Jesus, Life, Thoughts, Thoughts on God

Imagine that you need surgery to remove a splinter of wood from your eye. It’s a dangerous procedure; one slip of the scalpel and you are ruined. The doctor tells you that the surgery will be no problem, but something about the doctor is so scary it’s funny. You notice he has a two-by-four through both his eyes.

That ridiculous scene is what Jesus was talking about when He spoke about judging others. He said, “Do not judge or you too will be judged…Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye, and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye…you hypocrite? First take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

“And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?”Matthew 7:3

In judging the flaws of others, we are often blind to our own. It’s ludicrous to get in the judging business, because none of us has good enough vision to know the whole story. Only God sees with complete vision. He’s the only one with 20/20 vision in understanding another person’s life. Let’s get into the loving business and leave the judging to God.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good post Mike; it is so good to remind ourselves that we do not see 20/20, but only our own small point of view. I am all to quick to judge things based on simply my own perspective and how things affect my agenda.
    Thanks for reminding us today!

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