What Does The Bible Say About Judging Others

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged; with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is always a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." - Matthew 7:1-5

The Bible clearly states that an individual should not judge others. This is because doing so would mean he is assuming he is perfect. This is the behavior of self-righteous people. We must know that we are all imperfect in the eyes of God. And since we all lack perfection, it isn't very honest on our part to judge others and look down upon them. If we judge others, especially harshly, we should be ready to get judged with the same strict measure. Seeing shortcomings in others is easy, but if we want to become enlightened, we must look into our weaknesses and rectify them. We need to get our own house in order.

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Jamie Larson