Arrogant Judgment

by Lee Buford on February 28, 2013

Charles Spurgeon said it well…

“None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.”

Could it be that we’re looking at ourselves with such high regard that others consistently fail to measure up? Is it true that we most often judge ourselves by our intentions; but judge others according to their actions? Yes. And yes.

We know that we should “in humility count others more significant than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3), yet our pride is consistently urging us to do just the opposite. And this very manifestation of our sinful hearts is the root of our misjudging of others.

May we begin to look at others with a proper perspective in light of our own sin and shortcomings, with grace-filled hearts of love and gratitude. May we exhibit love, forgiveness, and humility. May we reserve unfair and unwarranted judgement, leaving that for Him who judges rightly.

To view ourselves with such high regard is certain to cause us to regard others as less significant. May we view all through the proper lens and our own need for grace and forgiveness. And it may it never be said that we were a people who judged one another unjustly as a result of our failure to accurately view ourselves.

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