Here are my thoughts -
Judge others, without being judged; that is what people want today.
I believe that this problem is caused by a lack of humility and a desire by some to behave as they wish, without anyone correcting them.
Many today, are self-centered and they want everyone to agree with them on their terms. Some misuse the “don’t judge others’ comment, not because they have a problem with “judging” others but because, they don’t want you to judge them, when they are engaged in bad or disagreeable behavior.
Some people need to be judged and corrected. The “don’t judge others” comment has turned into a tool, misused by some today, to win, or end arguments. Often times, it is a comment, which is intended to insult and when misused, it is condescending and hypocritical. Some use this comment to divert attention away from themselves and their own negative behavior.
*]There is - “Final Judgment”, which is reserved for God alone
*]There is - “Falsely judging” others
*]There is - “Wrongly judging” others
*]There is - “Hypocritical judgment” of others
*]There is - Judging others to identify and avoid sin and the occasion of sin
*]There is - Judging others, in order to identify a problem and offer a solution
*]There is - Judging others and situations for the purpose of a threat assessment
*]There is - Judging others, involved in the educational and training process
*]There is - Judging others, in the context of the Criminal Justice System
*]There is - Judging, involved in a selection process
*]There is - Judging, involved in a background and security clearance process[/LIST]And so on…and so on…
Not all “judging” is wrong and in some cases, “judging” someone is absolutely necessary in order to identify and correct negative behavior. I believe that relativism and widely accepted immoral behavior goes unchecked today, because people are afraid to “judge”. We could all use a little corrective “judging” but unfortunately for many; their egos will not allow it.
“Judging of others”, Guilty as charged……