Bible Bites

Bible Bites

Judgment Comes Home

“Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.” (Romans 2:1)

A man yells at his wife for being too emotional.  From his La-Z-Boy, a football fan criticizes the lack of athleticism of the professional athlete.  Two women gossip about the catty behavior of other women.  A child takes their ball and goes home while calling all the other children rude.

This is humanity.  We point our fingers at the misbehavior of others while exhibiting that exact behavior ourselves.  We pass judgment and condemn ourselves all in one stroke.

Be wary of the tendency to see others’ faults.  Those fault lines run through your own heart, too.  We must recognize our own condemnation first.  Most often our “righteous” indignation belies a deeper problem that can be seen in our own character.  No excuses that others are the problem.  Sin isn’t an issue for other people.  Remember the guy in the mirror.  That person needs Jesus.  Start there.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites