Quit judging from the way things look on the surface; judge righteously! John 7:24 (NIV)
Isn't it funny how quick we are to pass judgement on someone or something? We are quick to give our opinion (whether we are asked to or not). Have you ever stopped to think that the very thing you are doing, someone is or could be doing to you? We are not perfect. We have all said and done things that we wish we hadn't. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). With that being said, why are we so eager to judge?
Matthew 7:1-2 says, "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete (allot), it shall be measured to you again." It is clearly noted here that we will be judged with the same measure of judgement we give. And unless you have (and still do) live such a perfect life, it would behoove you to listen and apply this to your life.
It is important that we start showing mercy to those who fall short. When a person is down, that is not the time to "kick them." We need to be equipped and ready to give a encouraging word to help build up our brothers and sisters.
God shows us mercy each day. He allows us to see another day, and gives us an opportunity to do better today than we did yesterday. What will you do with your opportunity? Will you miss it because you are so focus on other people, or will you take full advantage of it to get your "house (heart) in order?'' The choice is yours! However, be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7)
REMEMBER: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (1Corinthians 6:9-11)