We don’t need to be trained or experts in the field, we just need to have credit on our phones!
Reference: “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37 NIV)
Explore: Reality TV has put us all in the judges seat. We don’t need to be trained or experts in the field, we just need to have credit on our phones!
I realise it is all in the name of entertainment, but I think it has created a culture where it’s a given that you will judge others and in return be judged. Teenagers are already overly aware of how they might be perceived, this form of entertainment feeds right into their ego-centric mentalities.
Application: And it’s not like there wasn’t enough judgement in our world before the dawn of reality TV. Even Jesus addressed this issue when He was on earth.
When we judge we put ourselves above someone else. We are saying we have authority to determine how good someone else is.
Judgement does not promote any of Christ’s characteristics of humility, love and acceptance. And so, if we are to be like Jesus in our behaviour, we need to step out of the judges chair and step towards people with open arms of love.
Prayer: Lord, my first response towards people is to judge. Change my heart so I can be more like You. Amen.
How much time would you spend sitting in the judge’s seat?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.