Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.
God’s truth judges created things out of love, and Satan’s truth judges them out of envy and hatred.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Thomas a Kempis
He that well and rightly considereth his own works will find little cause to judge hardly of another.
God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them.
As long as we continue to live as if we are what others think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to the need to put people in their place.
At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.
We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.
Beware of manufacturing a God of your own: a God who is all mercy, but not just. Such a God is an idol of your own.
Thus was the King and the Lord of glory judged by man’s judgment, when manifest in flesh: far be it from any of his ministers to expect better treatment.
If God did not send his Son to condemn the world, it’s a fair bet he doesn’t need you to.
God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.
John 3:17, The Message
Elisabeth Elliot Gren
The current popular notion that judging others is in itself a sin leads to such inappropriate maxims as ‘I’m okay and you’re okay.’ It encourages a conspiracy of moral indifference which says, “If you never tell me that anything I’m doing is wrong, I’ll never tell you that anything you’re doing is wrong.”
Leadership, Vol. 3, no. 1.
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