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Understanding

Listen to the Message
Matthew 7:1-2
 
The things we do tend to come back our way.
 
If we want to walk in the fullness of God's forgiveness,we forgive because we have been forgiven by grace.
 
How dare you not think like the rest of us!
 
Being judgmental simply means that we make it a habit to find fault.
 
We have a tendency to pre-judge others.
 
We often use these snap judgments as a justification to feel better about ourselves.
 
1. We don't know enough to pass judgment.
  • We don't have to have an opinion on everything.
2. We aren't objective enough to pass judgment.
  • It's tough to be objective.
  • I'm not nearly as objective as I think I am.
3. We're not good enough to pass judgment.
  • "If anyone of you is without sin let him be the first to throw a stone at her." (John 8:7)
  • "Well, of course I'm not perfect, but at least I never did that."
  • Who are you to judge your neighbor? (James 4:12)
 
1. Take an attitude of humility.
  • Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment...(Romans 12:3)
  • Sometimes we need to put ourselves in our place.
2. Take an attitude of empathy.
  • "Do not judge a man until you yourself have come into his circumstances or situation."
3. Take an attitude of grace.
  • Show the same mercy to others that God has shown to you.
  • Extend to others the same benefit of the doubt that you want God to extend to you.
  • Our challenge is to think the best of others.
  • Let's find a way to believe the best and see the best in one another.