Luke 6:37–38 (ESV)
not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure
you use it will be measured back to you.”
There is a difference in judging someone and correcting. We are called to correct our erring brothers, but to do so in a very humble and gracious was
so as to restore the brother. Judging is usually done while omitting the restoration part. There is judging where you “condemn someone to hell”... but that is God’s job, not yours. Jesus places forgiveness over condemnation,
and we as Christians are about forgiveness. It is interesting that most of the world looks at us as Holier-than-Thou and very judgmental. Either they have a poor perception of Christians or Christians have done a poor job of forgiveness.
Maybe we need to work on forgiveness and realize that this is what is supposed to identify us as Christians.
I pray: Lord, help me to be forgiving. It is hard when people hurt, ridicule, or persecute
us, but help us to turn the other cheek and be forgiving. Between judging and forgiving, let others see our forgiveness. Help me to walk according to your ways. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen.