#3 Judge Not

“There’s an old saying that goes like this: “If you’re being chased by a bear, you don’t have to be the fastest person in your group; you just have to be faster than on other person.”

That same mind-set lies at the heart of our judgmental tendencies. When we’re being judged by others, we reason that we don’t have to be better than everyone else. We just have to be better than one other person. So we find someone who seems worse than us and point our fingers.

Jesus revealed the faulty reasoning behind that attitude. He said, “Don’t condemn others, and God won’t condemn you. God will be as hard on you as you are on others! He will treat you exactly as you treat them” (Matthew 7:1-2).

Judging others actually puts us in God’s crosshairs. Instead of condemning and looking down on people for their faults, a better alternative is praying for them and asking God to help them recognize their need to change.”

-The Bible: 50 ways it can change your life

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