…if you think … you can point your finger at others, think again. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. It takes one to know one. Judgmental criticism of others is a well-known way of escaping detection in your own crimes and misdemeanors. -Romans 2:1-2
You live in an existence where what you see in other people is actually a reflection of what is in you.
You don’t see things that aren’t on your radar. If you don’t have it in you to do something, it’s harder for you to imagine someone else doing it.
Biblical truths have spilled out into the street making their way through the neighborhoods and turning the grass on the playground green. Children chant the truth without having a clue what they’re saying.
It takes one to know one.
…what ever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.
I know you are. But, what am I?
You can only see the flaws in others if you have a much more dramatic version of that same flaw within yourself.
Why do you stare from without at the very small particle that is in your brother’s eye but do not become aware of and consider the beam of timber that is in your own eye? -Matthew 7:3 AMP
You get to pick the rules of engagement for your life. In essence, you get to pick how your life is measured. You get to decide how you’re judged.
… just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned…–Matthew 7:2 AMP
Your free will is practiced within the confines of a prison where only Love serves as the key to freedom.
…use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. –Galatians 5:13
You can never be defined by another. Everything we say only defines ourselves.
You can never be held back by another. They’re only acting out the grip that is holding them.
The way to freedom and escape from being condemned is to Love. A person who is acting in love always looks for the best in others, never gives up on them, never keeps a record of their sins. A person who is acting in love never hopes the person gets what is coming to them. They aren’t happy when another person suffers in consequence.
When you are looking for someone else’s best, you hide your worst. When you never give up on someone, you will not be given up on. When you erase the sins of another in your mind, your sins are not remembered either. When you push through for another person, you get to go through, too. When you lift the weight of another person’s consequences, you satisfy the Law of Love.