by Rodney Tissue

Matthew 7:  1-6     Judging Others

 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.  For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.  “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?  How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

As we continue to study the words of Jesus, we come to this passage on not being judgmental; another tough assignment for us humans and one that we all fail at in varying degrees.    As you interact with people this week, ponder these questions:

Q1.  Do I judge others differently than I judge myself?
Q2.  What biases of other people do I have that I am aware of?
Q3.  If I have something the size of a plank in my eye, wouldn’t I know it?

Let’s dive into these on Sunday.