Church in the Marketplace

THE DANGER OF JUDGING OTHERS

February 24, 2019

Jesus attacked one sin more severely and more directly than any other.  It was the sin of self-righteousness.  And, we can find it everywhere.  It’s the sin that we’ll have to deal with more often than any other in our lives. It’s so subtle, it often catches us by surprise … this sin of judging others.
 
Paul, writing to the church in Rome is clear that only God has the “right” to judge - "Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others ..." (Romans 2:1)
 
John’s gospel reminds us that our hope always remains in Jesus - “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and does not come under judgement, but has passed from death to life.”