‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye?

Matthew 7:1-3

By Rebecca Knowlton

Oh boy, judging. Tough one to not do.  It’s almost a human or maybe just an American side effect. Judging is a terrible way to look outwards in an effort to become okay with a flaw you may or may not realize you have. 

“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own”

 Our judging of others is a cover up to our flaws, issues, problems, etc. As we are humans with all our beautiful flaws maybe it’s not about overcoming it, rather learning how to deal with the temptation or the compulsion to do it. Turning to God is the only real way to deal with our instinct to judge others. He is there to help you process the why behind your need to judge, he’s there to forgive you for your judgment, and he’s there to help you through your own trials and flaws. 

In today’s world this scripture is just as relevant as it was when it was spoken. Let God lead you through the daily thoughts that may drown out his voice and grab tight to his love, his hand is waiting for you without judgement, just love. Once you feel that, you can share that.