There are times when I have to work hard on NOT judging others based on my personal standards. This take much effort on my part. Many time we see our ownselves as better than another and yet, we often forget how God created us all equal. Everything from the jobs we have to the cars we drive seem to identify us as different or better or less than someone else. Our ideas of right and wrong even varies from person to person. Sometime we even set a standards for others higher than we do for ourselves. So I ask, is it hard for you to remembber we OUR all created equal?
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PandN-The only absolute standard I know of is the one Jesus deminstrated during His ministry. Which is one we all fail to reach. You could say it was His personal standard. And yet He was the only perfect man ever to be judged by our standards.
I do not say it is possible. But I know men who strive to put their personal standards in line with Christ. And those men seldom stumble. It is true also with judgment.
Someone who claims to strive to live by a standard, but has no intention of wanting to do so is a hypocrite and rightly judged as one. Willful ignorance and two faced idealism are selfish characteristics of a double-minded individual.
PandN- You have a valid point.I don't believe judging other is as much a problem, the problem lies when one is a hypocrite in the process. The word of God does allow us to judge,but where one crosses the line is in hypocrisy. Every one has standards.
Because I fall short of my goals,,,, I should not judge a rapist and hand over my daughter to him? This makes no sense. Lack of perfection means we are dog meat? A man who tries and falls short in not a hypocrite.
lone77star- Thank you so much for your answer. Many blessing.
Eric- I very much agree with what you have said. Thank you so much for your answer.
Is it not fair too judge so that we can give our neighbor what he needs?
Eric- I believe what is most important to realize is were are our personal standard drawn from. All if not most are drawn from one's belief (faith). And not all are the same.
DDE- Thank you for your answer.
It is a lie to say that you do not judge. You have formed an opinion, or conclusion in what you just said; therefore, you have made a judgement. Additionally, judging doesn't have to be synonomous with condemnation or disrespect.
P&N amen agreed. there is a judging involved in every human action.
kess- Thank you very much for your answer. God bless
Kess, why is judgment condemnation. Can we not judge another in love? Can we not judge like the Good Samaritan and judge that we can help? Our love is a standard by which to judge. Question your minister for she has taught you judgment is condemnatio
Caleb Sparks- Could you clarify what you mean by " their worth as a human being? I believe that value of human life is equal. I thank you for you answer
Yes, the value of human life is equal. However, talent, physical attributes, intelligence, etc...are not present in every human being in an equal way. I was interested to know what you meant by "created equal."
CalebSparks- We all come into this world the exact same way. So know one has an advantage. As we go through life what ever physical and mental attributes we each have will still have it's limits. We can't exceed what God hasn't given us. We're equal