We should remember that we are ill-equipped to take on the massive task of judgment. We, simply put, do NOT have enough information. The fact is that not one of us is smart enough to judge anyone. God, on the other hand, can handle it all.
When we take on the challenge of judging other people, we pretty much push God out of the way. It’s as if we’re saying, “I’ve got it, God. I can take it from here. This person has sinned and needs to be judged now. This cannot wait for Your time. If I don’t step in now they just might escape.” Sound familiar? Are we not a conceited group of people? Do we really want to sound like that? Of course not, but we do.
We all are guilty of breaking God’s Law. If we each are guilty then where do we find that we have the right to judge others? How can we judge when we don’t know all the facts and we certainly do not know the hearts of anyone else? We have a hard enough time knowing what’s going on in our own desperately wicked hearts.
God is the only Judge that doesn’t make mistakes; we usually do nothing but make mistakes. God knows our innermost thoughts and the intent of our hearts; we know little or nothing.
As the body of Christ, our time needs to be spent supporting and praying for one another instead of judging. If we actually invested our energy in helping one another deal with life situations instead of condemning, we could actually make a difference in the lives of those around us.
We are all so incredibly guilty of sin. No one is innocent and if we claim that we are, we are in fact in sin. The next time you are shot down by those judgmental arrows, remind yourself that the one shooting is just as guilty of sin. Pray for them and forgive their sinful ways. You are only harming yourself by holding on to the anger and hurt that come from their judgment.