ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO JUDGE?

“For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is He who will save us.” (Isaiah 33:22, NIV)

We are experts at judging other people. We judge them by the way they look, by the way they dress, by what they eat, by what they don’t eat, by what they drive, by where they go to church, by what day they worship, by who they worship, etc., etc., etc. By judging others we feel better about ourselves. Judging others makes it easier for us to overlook our own faults and weaknesses.

In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus clearly teaches that we are not to judge anyone: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Matthew 7:1-2, NIV)

As we interact with our co-workers, customers, suppliers, and other business associates it’s easy to get caught up in conversations that lead to judging other people. As Christians we need to take the lead. We are the ones who need to speak up and stop destructive conversations before they begin. We can simply say something like: “I really don’t want to take part in this conversation. I have way too many faults of my own to criticize or judge somebody else.”

When Christ is the main focus of our life, we try to become more like Him in the things we say and do. We understand that He is our King, and it is He who will save us. We understand that He is the only One qualified to give the law, and He is the only One qualified to judge anyone on this earth.

Our job is to obey His commands and leave the judging to Him! He’s much more qualified than we are!

Enjoy your Tuesday, “Working for Christ”!

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8 Comments on “ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO JUDGE?”


  1. I love your new format and most of all I love the substance that you consistently bring to your Blog everyday!!!! Take Care my Friend and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  2. kab010111 Says:

    Thank you for such a great article! All weekend I’ve been thinking about John 8:7. People are often so fast to judge and scrutinize, however if they took a look at themselves before they spoke perhaps they would reconsider. Maybe this could be the root of “Think before you speak.”?

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  3. Is it OK if I put a link to Work4Christ on the Morning Story and Dilbert? Kenny T 🙂

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