“But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?”
Have you ever met someone who desperately wanted to know God but was too busy judging others to actually keep His commandments? Unfortunately, pride has a way of sneaking into our hearts when we least expect it. By judging others, we already fail to keep God’s command of loving your neighbor as yourself. By failing to keep His commands, we miss out on knowing Him (1 John 5:3)! Judgment pertains to the Lord, not to us; so, why do we struggle with sins like pride and partiality? It’s not within ourselves to produce the fruit of the Spirit. The minute pride enters our hearts, a partition forms between the Holy Spirit and us. It gets more challenging to see or hear God because we focus on ourselves and hope that our will would be done rather than the Lord’s.
"BY FAILING TO KEEP GOD'S COMMANDS, WE MISS OUT ON KNOWING HIM."
LORD, your law is beautiful. Thank you for creating the universe to declare your glory. You are the only one who saves. Please forgive me for not keeping your law and judging others instead of loving them. Please teach me how to surrender my will and my judgments to you, Holy Spirit.