My Musings – “Do you need a good lawyer?” “I need a good judge.” Mattie Ross and Ned Pepper in True Grit. We have a good judge, whose judgment is based on truth, kindness, long-suffering and righteousness. We show contempt for these when we pass judgment on others and are guilty of some of the same things. While the text does not specifically state this, I think we likely also show contempt when we pass judgment on others just because they sin differently than we do (“their sin is worse than mine”).
My Advice – As Christians, we are recipients of God’s grace – undeserved favor. Who’s to say that those we are tempted to pass judgment on are less deserving than we are? They are not. So let’s not be too hasty in casting the first stone, because we are cannot see clearly enough with the “log” in our eye. So, rather than passing judgment, let’s pass along the Gospel of Christ so that they too might be recipients of God’s mercy.