Do not judge others; let God be the only judge

Many times people have lived miserable lives because of the people that have constantly tarnished their good image by making people believe they are bad people, liars, boasters, self centered, and many names that they have used to tarnish their good image. I want to encourage those people today that this is not something to worry about because God does not look at you in that way. You are not in this world to live a life that should please anybody, apart from God almighty. The word of God tells us that one cannot please both men and God at the same time (Galatians1:10).jesus bible

People should understand that we are all unique based on how God has created us. You may be thinking that someone is self centered just because they are not associating, or talking to people much. What you are forgetting is that the person you are calling self centered has been created by God, and has been fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image. Why not get close to them than just judge them from a distance then you will know them and understand that they are just normal people.

Mathew 7:5 tells us to cast out the beam out of our own eyes; and then we shall see clearly to cast out the mote out of our brother’s eye. All this is simple instruction that we should not be looking for fault or wrong doing in the lives of our friends, because we all have our own garbage that needs to continuously taken care of that if we start carrying our friend’s garbage on top of what we already have, it will be too much on us that we will not be able to carry.

This is why when the Scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery Jesus responded by telling them that “He who is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” (John 8:1-11). This just shows us that, no matter how holy, or spirit filled we think we are, we are still a work in progress in the eyes of God therefore we do not have any authority to be judging others.

The fact that we are able to address others shortfalls portrays the truth that our personal situation is worse than the people we try to assassinate their character.

If you are living this kind of life of celebrating or enjoying making others feel sad because you have given them names, maybe it is time you go back to the basics of life which is love. If you can love your friends just like the way Jesus has commanded us, then you will not be comfortable to give names to your friends.

The bible talks about a Pharisee and Publican who both went into the temple to pray. The bible tells us that “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself.” This means that his prayer got no further than himself even though it was directed toward God because it was not heard by God. This is because he kept on mentioning the sins of others, while the publican told God simple and plain that he was a sinner. This is a prayer that was heard by God because it was not a self righteous prayer but a prayer that was based upon atonement.

Today, if we are very much into judging others, let us ask God to change us and help look at others with the love just like God looks on us with love despite all our failures and junk that we are still working on. If we have been victims of such people, continue with your life as long as you know you are living according to the will of God. You do not have to please them, but please your God. Let God alone be the judge in everything, and not man.

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14 thoughts on “Do not judge others; let God be the only judge”

  1. Jonathan says:

    Don’t run away from the truth.
    This means do not hide saying don’t judge me cos we were told do not judge and no one light alamp and cover it but we put on its stand to give light to the room so there is no need to say do not cos u are already judged God ll just give approval that u were realy asinner on last day if u don’t repent.or even just think about the devil himself to come across the first thing to be said is he is asinner but God said devil ll be judged at last day.we can’t say much cos we ll be judged at last..and the can’t blame its maker.

  2. Kenkkk says:

    For me it is Amen. Any word of God is amen.

    I can see where people are coming from with their comments. It is how you use the word “judge” or “judgrment” that matters. If you use it in a spiritual way, it has a different meaning and if you use it in a non-spiritual way, it has another meaning. It is like give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God. But everything belongs to God, Jesus told us that is not always the case.

    So some criticisms or judgements are okay but some are not.

  3. Bwande says:

    The writer of this article has quoted good verses and applied them subjectively with bias to what suits him. A lot of people use the “do not judge” verses to cover their bad habits or sins. They don’t want any correction, rebuke or advice. Once again these verses have been used in the wrong context by misguided people who want approval for any wrong doing they like to do. Two wrongs don’t make a right. In John 3:17 Jesus said,”For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” This is very true. However, in verse 18, Jesus said ” Whoever believes in him is not condemned (judged), but whoever does not believe stands condemned (judged) already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” I want you to understand verse 18 clearly. Only those people who believe in Christ the “do not judge” verse applies to them. There is no condemnation (judgement) to them. The verses that have been applied in the article apply to those who believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ. What is believing in Jesus Christ? It means believing that He is the Saviour, Son of God. Believing whatever the bible says he is. Believing in Jesus does not stop there. Even demons believe that. It also means believing whatever Jesus said to be true. That belief finishes by doing whatever the one believed in (Jesus) said. That completes the cycle of a believer. A believer follows the footsteps of Jesus Christ by living his life and His Culture and that’s why believers are called followers. These are the kind of people not to be judged. However, verse 18 continues by saying that those who do not believe in Christ are already judged without even telling them. Its unfortunate that people who just only believe that he is the Son of God but don’t live his life and lives the life of the world, are the people who think this verse apply to them. If you live a life of sin and don’t follow Christ, you are already judged even if we no-one tells you. Its unfortunate that people who are snatching other people’s spouses, cash gating, fornicating and living the life of the devil expect not to be judged. You are judged already according this verse. Going to church does not make u a Christian but following Him does (being in a relationship with him). Anthu ena don’t deserve to be called Christians. What are you following? If you are following Jesus teachings, no one should judge you. If you are not following Jesus teachings, you are already judged. Don’t cover you sins by rushing to quote a verse that does not apply to you. Check your life first

    19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.

    20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

    21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”

  4. Rodgers Banda says:

    It shows the pastor who wrote this article did not do his homework property or is a DPP pillar who wants people to be quite while the government is destroying the country or is blind of biblical verses. Did you not hear that ‘remove such from among you but not as an enemy?’ Don’t judge but first clean ypuself and judge! Courts should not judge people should steal, kill, rape etc and left to God in life after death? Revisit your bible study dear man of God .

  5. Mac Hende says:

    Zachamba,if we do not judge ndiye dziko liyipatu.Abusa ena ndi adyera amaitanisa katundu kuchoka kwa a khristu Koma iwo sathandiza ovutika, ndiye tizisekelera zimenezi? Tizijaja ndi kunena kuti zimenezi ndi zopusa.

  6. Jj says:

    If god is the ultimate judge, then why are most Christians homophobic? Why are you so much against the legalisation of gay marriage? Why do you need man made laws ( constitution) to enforce this? Sometimes I feel religious people are hypocrites, coz you should not judge and hence should not care about what two consenting adults of the same sex do in private

  7. Dalitso says:

    My effective relationship class last Wednesday our instructor took us through just exactly the same way the writer has written the article. The only diferent direction is from a Pharisee in a synagogue otherwise the very first paragraphs everything is exactly the same. I wonder if you shared some notes. Well I like your teachings the only difference with a lecture I had provided some other areas that contrast judging. Guidance and wisdom sometimes can be taken as judgement but on the contrary mistakenly. There is no need to judge someone but all deserve to get directions and guidance. If guidance of constructive restoration Is done in love then it cannot be said to be judgement. Our professor gave metaphor of think when you are on the road; you always think that the other person is not driving well.Warning your friend of any consequences to any bad habits or actions is love and not judgement. Lutepo issue cannot be described as judgement as everyone knows what he did was not right but if someone needs to offer him advice; simple way is to visit him and have a chat with him. Discussion can be a message of hope and it is repentance. Encouragement can as well be promoted that first is to accept that the state finds you guilty and hence the consequences but in Christ once you repent all is forgiven. Let us remember that at the end when woman was left only with Jesus; Christ said go and seen no more. It was words out of love( wisdom)

  8. Nabete says:

    Ok U Have Done Ur Best. May God Continue Insighting U

  9. Chikufikani says:

    Keep it up

  10. zencoh says:

    God answering our prayers than just be mere talkers

  11. zencoh says:

    Thats what most of us do. We are at pointing afinger at others but also us we are doing the same thing. Let us be practical in the word of God then we will

  12. The Analyst says:

    Cindy Khumalo!

    You could have done better had you related this concept “of not judging others,” to some singular situation (s) or event (s) that happened in Malawi or anywhere else. And then show how that situation or event could otherwise have been handled, vis-a’-vis, this concept.

    If that was done intentionally then you could have saved space just by writing the title and the verses for all to read for themselves. Coz am sure in the scripture, there is a contextual presentation of this concept which makes it more insightful and thought-provoking than the narrative you have given us here!

    Without the contextual touch, other misguided minds would begin to think that condemning Lutepo to prison is “judging others” and the state should better have left him alone for God will judge him; among many other examples.

    Trust me I and other avid readers are none-the-wiser having read your story! Does that make you feel good? No, right?

    Next time, try to add depth to your writings!

  13. Tete Zirimushe says:

    Thanks for the revelation. But how do you deal with someone who is abusive to arelative, someone who has anger and all ends up on the wife. Someone who openly cheats and has no respect for anybody other than themselves. As a Christian do you just say, well who am I to judge yet you know this is wrong even before God. What’s the revelation about correcting someone without judging which is a sin? Is it not a sin too just to look on when you see a brother going astray? Help us Judging vsHelping.

  14. mapwevupwevu says:

    So you want us to abolish our courts?

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