The devotional for today out of Jesus is Calling says: “God is highly offended when His children judge one another or indulge in self-hatred.” We do make a past time of judging one another. Sometimes we don’t even realize it. Sometimes we do it to feel better about ourselves. Lord please help me not to be judgemental. Luke 6:37 says, ” Judge not (do not judge ones motives) and you shall not be judged(implying that you will be judged by the Lord if you do not obey this command).” parentheses are commentary from the Expositor’s Study Bible.
Well I need to repent because I know I have judged peoples motives. I called it having discernment. I thought I needed to be cautious because there are a lot of deceiving people in prison. But who am I to judge why someone does something, Why someone wants to be in front of the church. Why someone wants to take a specific class. It doesn’t matter their motives. Paul said in Philippians 1:15-18 that some preached Christ out of envy and strife, some of contention; not sincerely. Then some preached out of love with good intentions Paul did not condone the activities of these preachers, but he didn’t let it bother him. He says in verse 18, “What then? not withstanding, every way, whether in pretense or in truth. Christ is preached!” So Glory to God! He knows the true motives of the heart and He’s the only one that needs to know them.