We tend to throw out sayings like, “Only God Can Judge Me” or “He Who Judges First is Without Sin” Why are we such a judgmental society? We all do it; it’s human nature. We all would love to say “I do not judge people” but that would be a lie.
We judge because deep down inside we fear what we don’t know or understand. Some of us are better at it than others. People view others as they view themselves…this leads to judgment. Don’t worry; there is a mirror on both sides. We look at our walk and talk and expect people not to stray far from what we do. So when you see something that you do not view as normal we judge it. In my experience, those quick to point to others as deviants to the norm tend to have their own skeletons in their closets, and that’s most likely the reason to start judging, to make others look away from them.
If you really think about it judging is a defensive measure that everyone uses. I do not believe there is a problem with judging people. Actually believers are accountable to each other and should judge accordingly. I do say get to know people first before you write them off to understand if your thoughts were correct which will help you when you meet new people in the future.
As humans we need to make sure we know the difference between judging people and making personal decisions that help you better yourself. I think judging and making better decisions for you can be hard to decipher. You meet someone that is always talking bad about people around them and you decide to not hang with that person it does not mean you are judging them. However, you are considering their actions and you are deciding not to be associated with their actions. Now when you start looking down on someone for being gay or for choosing not to go to church then you are judging them. Just because someone chooses not to have the same walk of life as you does not mean you should look down on them. None of us are perfect. Am I better if I cheat on my wife, but I provide for my family or I never cheat on my wife but I steal to provide for my family? Neither is right but which one do we view as worse?
Remember to always keep it GC