Judgement is God’s exclusive privilege. We fellow believers and servants of the Lord are not entitled to come to a “verdict” about anyone. If we are eager to judge, we should judge only ourselves.
Let’s see what the Bible teaches us on this subject:
Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. (Rom 14:13 NIV)
Rather than criticizing our brothers and sisters, we should eagerly endeavor to avoid placing hindrances or blockages into the paths of fellow believers.
My friends, don’t say cruel things about others! If you do, or if you condemn others, you are condemning God’s Law. And if you condemn the Law, you put yourself above the Law and refuse to obey either it 12 or God who gave it. God is our judge, and he can save or destroy us. What right do you have to condemn anyone? (Jas 4:11-12 CEV)
We should never be cruel with our words. We must not think that we are above the Law—but we are called to obey it and to honor it. Only God has the authority to condemn.
Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God . . . (Rom 14:10 NIV)
Why should we try to pass judgment on our brothers and sisters in Christ? What justifies us in despising our brothers and sisters? Remember, we will ALL stand before the judgment seat of God.
When we show mercy, kindness, and love to others, we please the Lord because we are actively following His beautiful, holy example. Glory to God!