Monday, October 22, 2012

why do we judge?

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged."
Matthew 7:1, NIV

That's fairly clear, isn't it?  
Then why are we so quick to judge others?
Why are we so judgmental? 

And I'm speaking mainly of Christians.  I understand that judgment is sort of a human-bent thing.  It's something we do.  But if we're aware of it, and if we have the Bible -- Jesus -- telling us not to judge, then why do we do it?  Why aren't we more aware of it -- more ready to correct ourselves -- quicker to ask God what we're doing wrong in our lives rather than what that person is doing wrong in theirs?

The Bible does tell us that we are to exhort other Christians (other Christians, folks).  What do you think the difference is between judging and exhorting?

Have you found that churches create a culture of judgement?  
Have you found a church that doesn't?  (I'd love to hear that story.)
How can we change the trend?  What practical steps can we take so that we do not judge?

Not many answers today -- mostly questions.

Please opine.

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