So every single one of you who judge others is without any excuse. You condemn yourself when you judge another person because the one who is judging is doing the same things. 2 We know that God’s judgment agrees with the truth, and his judgment is against those who do these kinds of things. 3 If you judge those who do these kinds of things while you do the same things yourself, think about this: Do you believe that you will escape God’s judgment? 4 Or do you have contempt for the riches of God’s generosity, tolerance, and patience? Don’t you realize that God’s kindness is supposed to lead you to change your heart and life? 5 You are storing up wrath for yourself because of your stubbornness and your heart that refuses to change. God’s just judgment will be revealed on the day of wrath. 6 God will repay everyone based on their works.[a] 7 On the one hand, he will give eternal life to those who look for glory, honor, and immortality based on their patient good work. 8 But on the other hand, there will be wrath and anger for those who obey wickedness instead of the truth because they are acting out of selfishness and disobedience. 9 There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 10 But there will be glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does what is good, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 11 God does not have favorites. (Romans 2:1-11, CEB)
So every single one of you who judge others is without any excuse. So isn’t that all of us? I mean really can any of us say we have not judged someone else?
We all judge others, based on religion, race, sexuality, political party. I am in no way saying it is right, I am saying it happens. People who say they don’t notice those things are lying to themselves. We all see things and judge others who are different than us. Admitting it is the start of working through it.
We as followers of Christ need to surrender ourselves to Him and let His eyes be our eyes. Then we will see people not for the things that separate us, but by the hurts that are in their lives. We will see the pains they are dealing with. We will see the evil that is assailing them.
Then maybe we would love them, as God loves them. And that is really what the world needs now.