How many of you have heard someone talking about what someone else is doing and they some something along the lines of, “ I mean, I know I’m not perfect, but at least I don’t do that.” And then how many of you have been that person that says that??
Let me get to raising my hands because I find myself saying that very often lol.
Why is that we have grace for ourselves and expect others to have grace for us, but we don’t have the grace for other people? Why is it that we judge them for the their sin that we publicly see, but we wouldn’t dare speak on the win that we privately participate in? Oops I’m sorry.. didn’t mean to step on any toes, excuse me.
But seriously though. We do something and it automatically becomes such a lesser sin than what someone else is doing. We condemn them of the things the they do, not taking into account of how we once were as a “Christian”.
We get in these groups and point out everyone else’s flaws and short comings and we say that there is no excuse to keep winning and that we can’t just keep saying “God knows our hearts” and all the others things we say to defend our actions, but what we fail to disclose is that by the end of the day, we will have gone home and done something that goes against the will of God.
True enough, as a Christian there is a certain stand we are to hold ourselves to. There’s things that we should and should not be doing and we know full well that the things we shouldn’t be doing are dead wrong.
But let me just say, instead of judging others, why not speak to them (if you feel convicted to do so and if it troubles you so). Help your fellow Christian. Offer assistance to help them with the areas you see them struggling.
We have to stop looking down our noses at others. We have to start looking at ourselves in the mirror first before we open our mouths.
Look at these 2 verses
(John 8:7) So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
(Matthew 7:3-5) 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
I’m just saying…. let’s stop looking down at other people because they sin differently than we do. All sin is sin right? So what makes your sin any less sinable (yes I made that up) than theirs?
Let’s practice love and truly help these people. Let’s not forget that we have all struggled with something in this walk. And this walk is a continual one. One that we should be renewing ourself in daily.
So I urge you, the next time you feel compelled to speak on someone else, take a good long hard in the mirror first.