I am reminded lately, that man likes to quickly cast judgment on others who do wrong. And it’s not the judgment of right or wrong that bothers me. It is the self-righteous attitude that precludes that judgment.
In my daily reading of the scriptures, I was reminded of the Old Testament priesthood and how that priest functioned in representing men to God and God to men. It is said in the book of Hebrews, that the priest dealt gently in these matters. Why? Because he himself was a sinner and had to give an account for his own sins before the Almighty.
Hebrews 5:1-3 Every high priest is selected from among men and is appointed to represent them in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness. This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.
Let us remember as we discern and judge the works of others, that we too are sinners before God. Yes, it okay to make that judgment and it’s even okay and right to meet out proper punishment when necesssary, but let us remember to do it from a matter of gentleness because weÂ also need to account for our own sins.