Judgment Day

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Kyle Shiver INHA

Kyle Shiver INHA

– We judge ourselves.
– When we judge others, we are actually judging ourselves
– There is a big difference between being judgmental, and using good judgment
– People only judge when they need to feel superior

“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged…” Luke 6:37

We judge ourselves. Many of us suffer from this idea of a God that is in the sky, looking down and taking notes on our behavior, but in reality, this is not the case. The reality is that when we aren’t judgmental of other people, then we aren’t judged. “Then who is it that isn’t judging us?” you may ask, and this is a great question!

The answer is YOU! When we judge others, we are actually judging ourselves at the very same time. So if we aren’t judgmental of others, then we won’t be judgmental about ourselves.

I know what you are thinking; “How can I not judge that bad guy?” It turns out that there is a huge difference between “judgment” and “making good judgment”. When we make good decisions, we use our judgment. So we may decide “It isn’t a great idea to be around the bad guy”. While when we are judgmental, we would say “I am better than that bad guy!” Do you see the difference?

When we are judgmental of others, we are attempting be be superior. We are saying “I am better than him/her.” We do this because it creates a feeling within us of superiority. It makes us feel better about ourselves. While a people who are secure and feel good about themselves, have no need to judge others. They do use good judgment, but as we have see, this is vastly different than being judgmental.

People who are judgmental have an inferiority complex. Otherwise there would be no need to look for people who are beneath you. So if you find yourself being overly judgmental, know the reason. Examine not the other person, but your own self. It is time for you to start feeling a lot better about YOU. Every day is “Judgment Day”.

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