Encouraging, Living, Reaching

April 18, 2017

Mike Dilione

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things.  Romans 2:-2 (ESV)

Have you ever caught yourself judging someone else? I know I have plenty of times. Paul makes a very good point when it comes to judging one another. When I judge someone it is because I am practicing the very same thing. Paul says there is no reason for you to be a judge.

It kind of made me think of it this way. If we both rob a bank how can I be the judge at your trial? It would make no sense. I can’t judge you for robbing the bank and condemn you, I was right there by your side robbing the bank with you.

I am convinced that if we spent more time judging ourselves and our own works we would grow closer to the Lord because we would recognize how much more room there is for growth. The more we look at others and judge them, the further we will fall away from the Lord.

Satan uses this often, “At least I am better than that person.” We must pray daily that we would not judge others, but judge our own works and grow in our relationship with the Lord. My prayer for each of you today is that you will become less like yourself and more like the Lord Jesus.