You Condemn Yourself

…for in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself…. — Romans 2:1

There is a lot of judging, labeling, and name calling these days from all persuasions. It is easy to do, and I am as guilty as the next. This verse from Romans reminds me of the old adage that when you point your finger at someone three fingers are pointing back at you. Every time we judge or label we must first search our own heart and soul and ask, “am I free from the same sin?”

I also find it interesting how so much judgment is going on these days about people and actions in the past. We need to be especially careful about making judgments and attaching labels to people in the past based on current standards of conduct. I’m not saying some actions aren’t worthy of judgment, but I suggest care. We don’t know what it was like to walk in our ancestors shoes.

As a rule when we judge conduct, not people, we are less likely to end up condemning ourselves.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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