October 23, 2017. John 7-8
In Order. Judgement
There is a saying, never judge a book by its cover. You have to read the book in its entirety before you can make a sound and honest judgement, but even then it is a flawed judgement. It is a flawed judgement because it is your own judgement. Whether you want to admit it or not when we judge anything, it is a biased assesment.
Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly
When they kept questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Who are you judging before you get to know them? Who have you written off because a quick assesment you already took just by looking at them? Or who have you already deemed inappropriate for you to be around because of some gossip or rumor you heard?
Are you that perfect that you can make these decisions and assumptions about others? Are you so above everything else that you cannot come down and hug someone who is lesser than you? Are you without sin in your life?
Judging others may be easy, but getting to know someone for who they truly are and loving them the way God loves is a challenge that every Christian should strive to do. You aren’t perfect, but neither is your neighbor. We are all sinners, but Christ died for everyone of us, not just you. So next time you are quick to judge someone, or write them off because of something they may or may not have done, ask yourself how would they judge me?