Do you find that it's easy to judge people who are not like you? They don't think like you. They don't act like you. It's easy for me to stand by and judge a friend because she chose to say or do something I wouldn't. I know it's wrong, but I do it. Then I feel badly, and have to ask God to forgive me, to have mercy on me.
I want to be more like Jesus. This is what He says about judging. "Do not judge, so that you won't be judged. For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you" (Matthew 7:1-2). These two verses teach me to be humble, to think of the other person and not myself. My friends have reasons for the way they think and act that I know nothing about.
Think About It
Jesus said, "If you love Me, keep My commands." His greatest command is, "Love your neighbor as you love yourselves." How can we love if we judge others?
Pray About It
Lord Jesus, forgive me when I judge. Help me to be aware of Your presence with me and to love as you love. Amen.