A Slice Of Life To Go is an online Christian blog written by Todd Thompson. It encourages people to see the beauty in ordinary moments and to know God’s unconditional, unfailing love in everyday life.

Judging Others (Audio Message)

February 12th, 2006

In our current culture, Matthew 7:1 easily makes the Top 5 of “Bible Verses Ripped Kicking and Screaming Out of Context”.

You can hear it everyday on afternoon TV talk shows. “You can’t judge me!” Does it mean we are to never be discerning? Does it mean we can never judge something to be good or bad?

In Matthew 7:1-5, Jesus reminds us it’s a good idea to chop down the tree in our own eye before complaining about the sawdust in other people’s lives.

It’s dangerous to judge from a distance. There’s always an “X Factor” in someone’s life. Something we don’t know that contributes to what we see. When we purposely get close enough to people for our prejudices to be challenged, we learn a lot about them.

And a lot about ourselves.

(Presented to Hope Covenant Church – Chandler, AZ – 2/12/2006)