“BROTHERS AND SISTERS, DO NOT SLANDER ONE ANOTHER. ANYONE WHO SPEAKS AGAINST A BROTHER OR SISTER OR JUDGES THEM SPEAKS AGAINST THE LAW OR JUDGES IT. THERE IS ONLY ONE LAW GIVER AND JUDGE.
One of the many things I have learned over the years is that; sometimes people can be too clever just by half.
I have come to realise that, when it comes to understanding other people, everybody thinks they are experts. They think by interacting with someone just once, they can draw conclusions and make all kinds of wrong assumptions. People who are quick to form impressions of others so quickly set themselves up for failure, especially those who are disposed to mistrust and quickly judge others.
Many Christians today have a jaundiced and cynical view of others, which pushes away people who genuinely want to help others, who genuinely need help.
The judgemental attitude of the so called “holier than thou”, in the church only attracts people who want to feed the venom of hatred, bitterness, un-forgiveness and vengeance. When the message from the pulpit is not Christ Centred, believers see themselves as competitors and begin to judge one another. People have lost their jobs because they were judged too quickly. Marriages and relationships have broken because one party judged too quickly. Preachers have left the pulpit because they were judged too quickly. I am sure there are people in prison because judgement was delivered too quickly.
In this era of technology, people are even quick to read meanings into pictures of others sitting in a car, coming out of a restaurant or just simply taking lunch. Recently, a man came to my office in tears. Someone had sent pictures of him supervising a building to his boss. The next day, he was relieved of his duties in the office. There was no explanation. He was sacked two weeks later. He was judged too quickly. He only accompanied his friend who had come from UK to visit his site. His boss later got to know it was a frame up, but it was too late. Don’t form opinions of people from afar, get closer, take your time, get all the facts before you judge.
People who are quick to form impressions and opinions about others, and are quick to judge others are usually guilty of the same offense.
To be cont..
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.