Judging others (Counting the cracks in the glass)
We all judge others. That is our nature. And of course we hate to be judged by others. That is also our nature.
Judging is looked upon as a negative action by so many but it plays a very important role, especially for Christian believers.
As Christians we are called to judge each other and hold each other accountable for our actions especially when we are sinning.
Another words, as a christian helping another christian I should let you know when you are doing something that does not fit or goes against being a follower of Christ and of course you should do the same for me. It’s how we grow in Christ.
The problem is no one want to take being judge by someone, or corrected by someone in Christ as a learning experience. Many take it as an insult, an attack against them.
They don’t want to be bothered with critical comments but it comes with the territory of following Christ.
If you claim Jesus as your savior, if you call yourself a follower of Christ…a Christian then your fair game to be judged by other Christians, especially the ones who care for you and love you.
The biggest problem in judging is not from the Christian ones who do it out of love but the Christian ones who do it out of self righteousness.
They begin to think that they know better then most, and maybe they do but the issue is they begin to think they are better than most.
That they have no faults or somehow rate your personality, sin nature, or failures as tool to measure how better they are compared to you.
We are all like glass panes full of cracks everywhere (imperfections).
In spite of our imperfections we are to love each other for the beauty of the individual within their imperfections and not count the cracks in their glass to see if they are worse off then you.
If one is counting cracks then one is not focused on the thing God calls them to focus on.
It should be the love of the pane of glass, and the compassion for the cracks that show the pain and damage of each person within.
We judge but we love more than we judge because this is why we judge, it’s by our love for each other that we seek to help not injure.
The children of God are called to be there in support for each other in love, not in condemnation. We are to see and express the love within our cracks of suffering and pain. That’s what Christians are all about.
1 Corinthians 5:12-13a
It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. God will judge those on the outside;…