Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Jesus’ love for me is quite apparent as He suffered and died for me. John 15:13 says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus did not die for me because I was such an awesome human being nor because I would do such wonderful things for Him and add so much value to His life but rather He died for me simply because He loved me.
It is easy, after living in the love of Christ for a while, to slip into a judgmental attitude toward others. We do it unconsciously at first but there is an attitude that begins to surface that says something like, if they weren’t so ignorant they would just give their life to Christ and quit acting like that. That’s entirely different from, Jesus please let them find your love and forgiveness as I did. The first is a judgmental attitude and the second is the love of Jesus for others.
The hardest thing in the world to do is to see myself as I really am. The easiest thing in the world to do is to give someone advice.
There was a prophet by the name of Jonah who held a revival where an entire city got saved and turned to repent and follow the LORD. Yet Jonah had an issue seeing himself and went and sat outside the city so he could see if God would destroy the city or not. Jonah was convinced Nineveh should be destroyed even if they had all just repented and turned to the LORD. Yet Jonah was condemning, angry and unforgiving.
Jesus please teach me to see as you see with righteous judgment through eyes of love for all.