You who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever points you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
The business of finding fault is very easy, and that of doing better is hard. The hardest time to be gentle is when we know we are right and someone else is obviously dead wrong. But the greatest temptation for most of us is when someone has failed us and has admitted it, and their happiness is in our hands, we hold the power to give or refuse a blessing.
Whenever we find ourselves feeling justifiably angry about someone's sin, we should be careful. We need to speak out against sin, but we do so in the spirit of humility. Many times the sins we see in others are the ones that have taken root in us. We should look at ourself; we might be committing the same sins in a more socially acceptable form. For example.a person who gossips may be very critical of someone who gossips about them.
When Paul's letter was read in the Roman church, it must of turned some heads as he condemned idol worshipers,homosexual practices, and violent people. He had to have surprised his listeners when he turned on them and said" You have no excuse. You are just as bad!" What Paul is saying is nobody is good enough to save themselves. If we don't want to be punished and we want to live eternally with Jesus, all of us whether we have been murders and molesters or we have been honest, hard working, solid citizens, we depend on Gods grace. Paul ain`t talking whether one sin is worse than any other sin. Any sin is enough to lead us to Jesus for salvation and eternal life. We all have repeatly sinned and there is no way except though Jesus to be saved from sins consequences.
This article was written by Jerry Melton, but everyone calls him Brother Punkin.
Bro. Punkin attends Christ Church on Vimy Ridge Road in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is currently the Chaplain, honorary position for the Highway Chicks WMC , the first all girl patch holding club in Arkansas, and a member of ABATE dist.#1. He is also the founder of The Highways and Hedges Ministry. Take a moment to visit the website.