Judging Others

Last Friday, I was subbing and I had to cover someone’s first-period class. I went to the class and was chatting with the teacher. The teacher was leaving at nine to go to the state track meet. I don’t know why I said this but I did… I said to the teacher, “No offense.. but you just don’t look like a track coach.”
Again, I don’t know why I said that. I was dead wrong, totally wrong for doing so.
Well, a few minutes early, this teacher shows me a picture of herself when she was in High School. She was a track star back then. Yeah, I know.. she was showing me these pics to let me know how wrong I was.
Well, I got convicted and I went back to her and apologized and she accepted. Again, I do not why I said what I did but I shouldn’t have said it. I judged this person and I was wrong.
Have you ever judged someone? More than likely you have. We all have. When we meet someone, we can size them up pretty quickly by what they are wearing or how they act.
In the book of I Samuel, Samuel the priest was to go to the home of Jesse and select one of his sons to be the next King of Israel. He saw one son who evidently was large and Samuel thought surely, that was the one. But the Lord said to him, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height… The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them…people judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
When we judge someone, we are playing God. Only God knows the human heart. Don’t make the same mistake I did. I’m just thankful this individual was willing to forgive me.
Don’t judge others.. It’s not our job. Everyone stands the Lord one day.

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