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.

Isn’t it always easier for us to see what is wrong in someone else than in ourselves?  Families are very good at this.  We like to fix what is wrong in our loved ones before we fix ourselves.  Sometimes we can be like the group of turkey vultures I saw once.  They were grouped by the road as I was driving and suddenly one of them jumped in front of a truck and was wounded.  I watched the others quickly go to him.  I thought, how nice that they care about their brother.  But to my horror, they went to finish him off so they could eat him!  Then I thought I’ve been to some family reunions like that.  It seems even Christians are better at judging others when they are down instead of looking at what is wrong in their own life.  We judge those getting divorced while our own marriage is in a shambles.  Or we say the sick must have sinned, while we continue in our own secret sin.  These words of Christ are for the church more than they are for the world.  As Christians we should be taking care of our own sin and not judging or trying to fix those around us.  Be very careful, as Christ has warned us.  We will be judged by Him with the same measure that we used to judge those around us.  I want the smallest measure of judgment when I stand before Him. (Christians stand before Him for a judgment of our works, not sin.)  Whenever I want to judge or fix, I think about what needs fixing in my life first and if there is nothing there, then I can go forward with judgment.  I have never reached that point and none of us will, which tells us we have no right to judge.

Have a God Day!