God’s Refinery – Don’t Be Too Quick To Judge
young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. ‘That laundry is not very clean’, she said. ‘She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.’ Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments. … About one month later, the woman was surprised to see nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: ‘Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?’ The husband said, ‘I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.’
And so it is with life. What we see when watching others, depends on the purity of the window through which we look. Don’t be too quick to castigate. Leave judgment for the Supreme Judge. Rather than judge others you be the judge of yourself. When you see a wrong in someone, take time to look inward, it could be worse with you. A judgmental attitude will do you no good. There are people that are difficult to please. No matter how hard you try, you can never satisfy them; they always have something negative to say about you…do not worry about such people because they are the ones with greater problems. Do your best to see the good in others. Paul the Apostle admonished “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” – Phil 2:3. It takes a person with the heart of Christ to follow through with this divine instruction. But when you are broken, you will love people genuinely and appreciate others for their uniqueness and special gifts. Lets do this more and we will discover a better world emerging. The Lord help us all. God bless you Big.