How Should I Respond to a Judgmental Person?
Me, too! Recently I read Pro. 30:1-4 and realized that’s me if I rely on myself! Except – that’s not who the Lord transforms me to be day-by-day as I live in grace. Yes, I can become self-absorbed, critical, and judgmental left to myself, but thanks be to God Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Cor. 15:58
Such a good reminder that we are all flawed servants. My desire is to be non-judgmental yet I find myself with a visual of what a “true servant” of the Father looks like. Somehow in my mind I fit the picture and many others do not. HELP ME, LORD! Help me to understand your Love is not based on my perfection or lack of perfection. We are His created…and He loves unconditionally and is willing and desiring to use all.
Definitely a recurring topic in and about the body of Christ.
In my own studies, I have found there are two NT words for judge. 1 Corinthians 2:15 a spiritual person judges (anakríno) all things.
Mat 7:1-3 Judge not lest ye be judged (kríno)
The former relates to discerning or calling a proverbial spade a spade. The latter refers to condemnation or pronouncing sentence. The problem as I see it in this case was not judgment but anger. “Horn became indignant” which is another word for resentment. He was angry because he was proven wrong. Not only did he fail to anakríno but he was angry with his brother (and God) without cause and therefore in danger of judgment. Mat 5:22
Isaac LJ William
Thank you Daddy Seth for this story. Sometimes we can be so judgemental that we forget how God had mercy on us and saved us by his grace!!!
We are “wounded healers.” Solid stuff.
I needed to hear this. Thank you for the encouragement! 🙂
Yes, I’ll remember this story now too. Thank you and bless you for sharing!
Thank you Seth. We need to always be willing to heart and think.
Thank you for taking the time to share this wisdom with a wider audience.
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