Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.
by: Dale Rood.
In confronting sin, we need to be humble. How easy it is to condemn the sin of others while failing to recognize it in our own lives. The problem here is not the judging of sin in others. The problem is the failure to at the same time judge it in ourselves. Be sure of this-God holds us responsible as well. Is there any area where you find yourself looking down your nose at others because of sin in their lives? As Seventh Day Baptists, does this happen as we consider those who do not keep the seventh-day Sabbath of the Bible? How can we deal with pride like this?