When you make a conscious decision to make judgment against someone, you are doing so from the thoughts that are running through your brain. Those thoughts come from ‘recognition’ (knowing what you see) relating to the action you are witnessing. Most everything that causes you to react to it is based on a fear. That is why the Lord teaches us to stop the error before it happens when He tells us over 350 times in His Holy Word (in some sort or fashion)
“DO NOT FEAR”
because, as our Maker and Creator, he knows us better than we know ourselves and He understands the results that are expounded on it.
In the case of judging others, there is an innate truth that we would rather deny than to look upon and confront. That is, whatever we are seeing in the one whom we are judging resides in ourselves. That is why we can see it in them and that is how we can recognize it so easily. That is also why we want to react in judgment of them because of the emotions that result from the fear of that same sin, cause or action that resides in us. The fear turns to anger and we wish more than anything to drive it out or simply deny that it exists in us. So in haste or in shame from the emotion of fear, anger and disgust, we react in judgment.
Which all brings us to the much deeper meaning of God’s Teachings:
† Romans 2:1 †
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
† Matthew 7:1-2 †
“Do not judge so that you will not be judged. “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.…
Lean on His Understanding the next time you feel the urge to judge another.
While it is true that no one knows the time of the coming of the LORD, we should ALWAYS be prepared and READY for His Return as if it is tomorrow.
That is why you see so many try and assume that because of certain events and/or happenings that His Return must be soon because they are ready!