44 Jesus shouted, “Whoever believes in me doesn’t believe in me but in the one who sent me. 45 Whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. 46 I have come as a light into the world so that everyone who believes in me won’t live in darkness. 47 If people hear my words and don’t keep them, I don’t judge them. I didn’t come to judge the world but to save it. 48 Whoever rejects me and doesn’t receive my words will be judged at the last day by the word I have spoken. 49 I don’t speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me regarding what I should speak and say. 50 I know that his commandment is eternal life. Therefore, whatever I say is just as the Father has said to me.” (John 12:44-50, CEB)
How many of us judge other people? I think if we are honest we will all say that we judge other people.
Jesus here says he doesn’t judge people. Jesus didn’t come into the world to judge the world, but to save it.
So if Jesus doesn’t judge, who are we to judge?
We should love everyone, as God loves us. We do not deserve the love God gives us, because we are all sinners and all have fallen short of what God needs us to be to be in a relationship with God, but Jesus came and lifted us up even when we didn’t deserve it. So we should not tell someone else that they are sinful and can’t be with God. We are just like them.
Don’t judge, love.
Love People. Love God.