If you love seeing other people’s errors and ready to judge them, remember that “the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matt. 7:2 Those who are fan of noticing other people’s mistakes and judging them, be prepared that you will be treated the same way. “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.” Matt. 7:1.
Few days ago a in a newspaper I read about a father of five children in a developing country who committed suicide. He borrowed money to buy a car to transport goods to keep his family. Things didn’t work out and he had to travel to a a foreign country to become a migrant worker. Things didn’t work out here either and he returned back to his family with empty hands. He found a low paying job in a nearby village to clean barns. The pay was low and as a result he couldn’t pay off his debt and feed his five children. A month later, his wife found him hanged in the barn where he worked.
This is a very tragic and true story, that just happened few days ago.
I was speaking with a friend about this story and one of the first reactions that this person gave was this. “Why were they having five children if they were so poor and couldn’t feed them?” This person thought this is part of the just judgement about this story.
The measure you use, it will be measured to you
I don’t know the answers. But I know that every child is blessing from God. I know that we Christians must help each other and be compassionate toward one another. I also know that when I fall into despair, even if it is because of my own mistakes, I would want the compassion, forgiveness and mercy of people around me, not their fair judgement, to which I deserve.
If you love judging other people because of their mistakes, remember that the the measure you use, it will be measured to you. One day, you may make a mistake and you will deserve a fair judgement. But what would you want then: a fair judgement from God or His mercy and forgiveness?