How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:4
Many times we might find ourselves judging other people; however Jesus has taught us that judgment is not our responsibility but his.
We need to learn to continually reflect on our own actions and not others; this will enable us to grow and improve as Christians
As it says in Luke 6:37 “”Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
Very powerful scripture basically saying our judgment will be based on how we judge others. Pretty much like do unto others as they would do unto you.
Does this mean we should disregard people’s sin? I say no, hate the sin but don’t hate the sinner.
We want to be merciful and empathetic towards people, however this doesn’t mean we should allow anything to go. For example some Christian denominations are allowing homosexual marriages.
Anyone who is a Christian should know Homosexuality is forbidden by God and an abomination. Also God would never recognize the covenant between a homosexual couples anyway.
Does that mean I judge homosexuals? Of course not, as I said ultimate judgment is not ours. However we should live to please God and not endorse homosexuality. As it says in 1 Corinthians 24:7 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
So what can we do as Christians to lead people to Christ? Well first we all know that we are all sinners and fall short of the Glory to God. Nobody has any hope of redemption except thru Jesus Christ What we can do is live by example, let Jesus live thru us.
As a Christian there’s a very fine line we need to walk, which can be very difficult. On one hand we need to be non judgmental but on the other hand we need to stay firm with the commandments of God
What I do know is the ultimate judgment is not ours; therefore we put our faith in Christ and follow his path. Keep spreading the Gospel and be a servant to others. The rest is in Gods hands Amen