“When we judge or criticize another person, it says 

nothing about that person; it merely says something about 

our own need to be critical.” – Unknown

None of us are fond of receiving harsh criticism, 

opinions or rushed conclusions about ourselves, 

without those estimations being carefully 


It's human nature to delight in being right, but

 the thing is...we all need correcting, occasionally. 

Although we are ordinarily attracted to like-minded 

people, those who are sincerely honest with us 

and may disagree with us can truly help us grow.

Those who sincerely care about us and have our best 

interests at heart will have the courage to point out 

our misdeeds, unpleasant behavior, weaknesses and


When we're on the receiving end of criticism,

 our goal should be to learn from the feedback, 

and not let our emotions close our minds. When 

we are striving for excellence, the small stuff 

matters. The key is to be proactive, not reactive.

There are times when we should not listen to 

criticism, for example, when it's based on

 falsehood or given in a way that's meant to

 destroy our sense of self-worth. We encourage 

delivering criticism in a way that is constructive

 and helpful. 

Pride and arrogance zealously brings attention to 

another person’s shortcomings, while remaining 

forgetful to its own.

There are generally two kinds of people in 

the world... destroyers and builders. 

Destroyers criticize, vilify, slander, belittle, and discredit 

the works and lives of others while offering nothing better. 

Builders add to... build upon... and improve the quality of 

life for others.

Some people, who are observing from the sidelines of life 

rather than actively participating in life... neither

 know victory or defeat. Some people passively observe, 

but never take an active part in life; yet, they can be 

extremely intolerant, relentlessly critical and judgmental 

of the failures and/or shortcomings of other people who 

are striving for higher ideals. Some sideliners are quick to 

point out how another who has dared greatly stumbles, 

comes up short, and how the person who is actively 

walking in their calling... could have done better. They 

are always ready to make an itemized, detailed list of 

other people’s failures and flaws.

We must always guard against the temptation of thinking 

we must measure up and be perfect or should be perfect. 

Not in this life. 

Nothing in Scripture teaches us to expect this from 

ourselves or others.

Some will criticize and judge as a means of projecting 

things on others that they don't like about themselves. 

Let us keep a learning mindset when it comes to criticism 

and judgment. Every situation can become a chance to 

learn and grow.

We can't control others, but we can benefit by putting 

forth greater effort to improve ourselves and letting harsh 

criticism roll off our backs like water on a ducks back.

Nobody goes through life without making mistakes or 

doing something they are ashamed of. We all look great in 

some areas and come up very short in others. None of us 

are perfect... each of us have our share of flaws.

The harsh, hyper-critical, demeaning, and sometimes 

relentless judgmental observers in life, who gain nothing 

by criticizing the imperfections of others, can indeed 

challenge us and make us better, provided we keep our 

emotions in check, decide what applies, learn from it, 

and let the rest go. 

Passing judgment on someone 

based solely on appearances is sinful.

Let us make sure we know every 

situation fully before making a 


Easily seen are the faults of others, but in far too many 

instances it is difficult to see our own. Scripture cautions 

us not to be harsh and judgmental of the faults of others,

even where they are evident, because neither are we 

perfect and free from error.

Every person is a combination of wonderful virtues and 

plenty of flaws.

Jesus is calling us to not condemn people, to not pass final 

judgment and declare one unredeemable and guilty.


It is incredibly important that we understand the context in 

which Jesus was speaking.

The Bible’s command that we not judge others does not 

mean we cannot show discernment.

Jesus is giving us permission to tell right from wrong.

When Jesus said not to judge others, He did not mean that 

no one can identify sin for what it is, based on God’s 

definition of sin.

The Bible’s command that we not judge others does not 

mean Jesus was saying, “Anything goes.”

Jesus gives a direct command to “Stop judging by mere 

appearances, but instead judge correctly.”

Superficial, unrighteous judgment 

is wrong!

Men may escape human justice, but they will never escape 

God's divine justice. 

We cannot flee from God's 

all seeing eye

nor experience anything...

 that God is not aware of.

There is nothing outside the realm of God's knowledge.

God is everywhere, and God is all-knowing.

The most minutest details 

about each of us

are known completely...

and are on full display 

before God.

All of our thoughts, words, secret sins, 

and deeds are an open book before 

God. There is nothing about us that

 God does not know.

God's knowledge of us is so vast that there is nothing 

we can do or imagine that God does not already know 


God knows all and sees all of our past, present, and future.

There is no place within the entire universe we could find 

ourselves where God's presence could not be.

God is Our Just and Righteous Judge.

 God does not have favorites. 

It makes no difference who we are or where we came  

from... God looks deeper than the surface, and God's 

Judgment is always perfectly righteous!

Every case is laid naked and open before God. God needs no witnesses and no jury because God has personally witnessed every crime and secret sin that has ever been committed. 

God knows all the facts. God never misrepresents a person's case! 

We can be sure that God's judgment is

always according to the absolute truth.


At the foot of the cross... the ground is level.

God will impartially judge everyone for sinning against 

the light that they were given.

God's judgment applies to each of us, regardless of our age, circumstances, or station in life. There are no exceptions to the rule.







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