Matthew 7:1-5
“Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. 2 For others will treat you as you treat them. Whatever measure you use in judging others, it will be used to measure how you are judged. 3 And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log from your own eye; then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.”
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

There is no person alive who can sit in perfect righteousness and say to another, “You need to change. What you are doing is wrong.”  Our standard to judge others is not our own lives.  Because we have no righteousness outside of Christ, we have no rule or measure to judge others.  The difficulty comes into the church when people live in blatant sin.  Then as a part of the body of Christ, we must stand up and say, “According to the Word of God this is wrong.”  It is at that point we must stand up. This would include adultery, homosexuality, theft, abuse of chemicals or others.  but what about those gray areas?  What about if we just don’t agree with someone or if we just don’t like them?  Then it is best to search what the Word of God states and follow the example Christ gave to us.  But we need to be very very careful, we need to be close enough to Christ to hear His voice, and then it is best to discuss our case with another Christian we know is devoted to the Word.  Only then we do move forward in correcting another.  But most of the time, we have too many of our own sins to deal with before we can go to another and judge them.  Our rule to remember is that Christ will use the same measure of judgment on us that we have used on others.  So be loving and kind to others in the same process of sanctification that you are in.  None of us will be perfect until the day we see Christ.  Until then the best thing you can do is to stay connected to the Source of love and let His love flow  out of you to all those imperfect people around you.  Love them as you would want them to love you and let Christ rule your heart and mind.

Have a God Day!