But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
How many times have you passed judgment on someone or have they passed it on you? How many times has someone proven your original judgments about them false? It’s always easier to find fault in others than in ourselves. We as human beings are so imperfect but at the same token this gives us reason to strive for excellence. If we were perfect then we would already be at our peak, doing everything right, at the highest level of achievement, and so on. If we keep our eyes on God and remember to continue to do his will and not our own, then we will have already won the battle. One thing we should all keep in mind before we place judgment on anyone is that we don’t know their struggles. Unless we have walked in their shoes, how do we know that we wouldn’t have made the same choices that they have? I don’t know about you but I don’t know anyone who is without sin, fault, or essentially perfect. We all make mistakes but the key is not to focus on our mistakes or past. Forward movement is a MUST! I hope to encourage you not to try not to pass judgment on that person you know whom you may not be getting along with or that friend who is always doing the unthinkable. You never know how your words may affect others. You could be the last person who someone ever talks to so why not keep it positive? The other side of this is, if you are jealous of someone why aren’t you remembering that God made us in his image? This means we are all special because God is within us. Just because someone is seemingly doing well doesn’t mean this is in all aspects of their life. There is always room for improvement for everyone. A quote I want to leave you with to remember is, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!” Let’s uplift one another rather than tear each other down.