Judging Others

We tend to be very good lawyers when it comes to our own mistakes, but very good judges when it comes to the mistakes of others. (Tullian Tchividjian, author, speaker)

It’s easy to defend your mistakes, to rationalize your own failures, isn’t it? We always have good reasons for our errors and missteps, and we’re quick to explain them. But, do we offer the same “grace” to others when they goof? Many of us are so quick to criticize someone else when they make a faux pas. Rather than acting as self-appointed judges, it would be better to offer help.

Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. (Matthew 7:1-2)