By Linda Tancs

At some point, you’ve likely witnessed someone acting as “judge and executioner” when it comes to passing judgment on someone else’s behavior or situation. Maybe you’ve done it yourself (Romans 2:1). Why do we do it? Psychologically, it’s a matter of assigning attributes (thoughts about others’ situations or personality traits) aimed at understanding their behavior. Biblically speaking, judging shows a lack of humility, an inability to recognize one’s own defects. Jesus preached continually against judging others (see e.g., John 8:1-11; Matthew 7:3). Let God be the judge (Romans 14:10). Focus on your own acts and remember, no one is perfect (1 Peter 5:6).


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