You Be The Judge
If Jesus Was Serious
August 22 • Tim Beadle
This week Jesus confronts us with the practice of judging others. It’s a timely word, because from time to time we all find ourselves falling into this harmful practice that can lead to prejudice against others for no reason other than they are different from us. Our time in God’s Word will find us learning the difference between discernment and judgement and how to learn to practice self-awareness rather than self-righteousness.
The bottom line is this … if Jesus was serious in this matter, we learn that we cannot judge and love people at the same time. With the apostle Paul, we need to align ourselves with his conviction that from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. What a timely lesson as judgement of others has become a far too common practice in our culture, and in our relationships with others.