No need to judge others

October 16, 2020 | 12 comments

If you ever feel compelled to judge your neighbor critically, you really don’t need to. Love them instead! Be a healing influence.

The evil we see in others often bespeaks of evil in our own thought objectified into that person. “You have to be one to know one,” a popular proverb goes.

For instance, to label another person as a “self-righteous egotistical idiot,” likely speaks of ego and pride shortcomings in the person who comes up with the label.

Jesus Christ saw evil in others when it was there to be seen, but he didn’t rail on the person. He condemned the evil and loved the person. There is a big difference!

Jesus taught, “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven” (Luke 6:37, NLT).

God is the Judge over all. He will take care of your neighbor.

The less we judge and the more we love, the better the world is going to be for everyone.

12 thoughts on “No need to judge others”

  1. A line from hymn 324 comes to mind…
    ‘Take my lips and let them be, filled with messages from Thee!’
    The rest of the words are equally inspiring, as is this post. Powerful message Evan thank you❣️

  2. Good advice I’m sure. It probably happens that I do judge others more when I’m tired and not thinking at my best. So, a reminder to take care of myself and mind my own business. I think your blog today will get me through a busy weekend alot more smoothly. Thankls!!!

  3. Thankyou Evan, really wonderful truths shared in this, so grateful and the only way to live is love and gratitude.

  4. Alert! As always this message is reminding me I need only to embrace a “new commandment.” (John) Jesus commanded that his disciples love God & his fellow man . Loving is not judging. When with others, (whom are not CS), it is easy to be drawn into gossip that discusses or judges those not present.
    Our watchword, as students of CS, is work, watch, & pray.
    I am blessed each day with your reminder of alertness, EVAN.

  5. Thanks Evan – I really needed the message this morning as my husband and I had words. I just changed the advice from “neighbor” to husband and it worked beautifully to calm my thought. (BTW, You don’t need to publish this on your website 🙂
    It’s so hard sometimes to separate the evil from the person – I can’t think of anything harder! But thanks for your good thoughts.
    All best,

    1. My CS teacher once taught me to pray that “I am God’s perfect wife” and that” my husband is God’s perfect husband”. Whenever we have a disagreement, we usually separate – he takes a nap, I go for a walk. I pray this and when we come back together, it is always OK. We are all spiritually perfect and complete, aren’t we?!

  6. “When man comes to himself, he knows that evil (including judgment) is a foreign invader that must be driven from the native soils of his soul before he can achieve moral and spiritual dignity.”
    Martin Luther King in his book “Strength to Love”.
    He also said, “Love is the most durable power in the world. All the former empires have burned to ashes. But the empire of Jesus, built on the foundation of love, is still growing”.

    1. It’s a pleasure, Shirley. You’ll find the book a real gem. I get a lot of my books at discount thru which advertised in the CSMonitor mall when they had it.

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