JUDGMENTAL THOUGHTS ARE THE
are the danger zone.
Jesus had many things to say about judgmental thinking, and none
of them were good. He taught that God is the only one qualified
to judge how other people live, and if you are smart, you will
mind your own business and keep your judgmental thoughts to
yourself. Even better, you will leave the business of judgment
up to God, and change the focus of your life to love.
Jesus made it clear that none of us are qualified to act as
judge or jury on the compromises and choices that other people
make. Although we may not like what they do, only God is
qualified to look inside that person's heart and be their judge.
Jesus warned that the way we judge other people becomes the
standard by which we are judged. If we adopt a harsh and
critical way of assessing the behavior of others, the boomerang
of judgment will soon come back and hit us right between the
eyes. When judgmental words leave your lips, it's not long
before they return, and you must taste their bitter flavor as
your own choices and compromises come back to haunt you.
Two thousand years ago, religious authorities brought a woman to
Jesus and told him she was caught in the act of committing
adultery. In those times, the punishment for adultery was death
by stoning. The authorities asked Jesus what they should do.
Should they put her to death as required by the law?
Jesus said, "He that is without sin, let him cast the first
Jesus wasn't condoning immorality or giving this woman a license
to continue in an immoral lifestyle. The real point of the
story is that no one is qualified to cast a stone in
self-righteousness at another individual.
God is the judge of how we live. He is fully qualified and able
to judge in a fair manner without our help. We don't need to
become religious police, judge, or jury. We need to love other
people who have problems and leave the judgment up to God.
Jesus went even further in his attack on self-righteousness. He
said the judgment we pass on to others becomes the standard by
which we are judged. People who slip into the trap of
self-righteousness set a very high bar over which they will have
Your chance of being perfect is zero, and if you are smart, you
won't criticize other people who aren't perfect. Whatever
shortcomings other people have, you would be wise to send them
your live and leave the judgment up to God.
The day you become perfect will be the day you have the right to
become the arm of God and cast the first stone.
Excerpt from :
Maximum Strength Positive
Thinking : What to Say When You Talk to Your Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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