But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. (Romans 14:10)
The first thing God must change in us is a judgmental attitude toward others. Are we more interested in being right than glorifying God? Our words become abrasive and harsh when we judge those He sent us to love and show grace. We can even convince ourselves we are glorifying Him, when we are only grieving Him by demanding our rights and defending our point of view. Truthfully, we only hear God clearly when we humble ourselves and stop insisting on winning the argument and having things our way. Forgive us, Lord!
Let's Pray - Dear Lord, please forgive me for judging others and misrepresenting You. Give me Your heart for my fellow man, and help me to see my brothers and sisters in the Lord as You see them. Amen.