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Romans 2:1 Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others; for in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.
I remember thinking it was a bit presumptuous of us to utter those words to God. I didn’t know about everyone else there, but I was certainly not good enough to condemn or judge others. Still, the psalm became prayerful for me over time.
One day, as we said those same words, I heard them differently. I heard it much like Paul says it to the church in Rome. Our judgment must first pierce our own hearts to give the right perspective.
MOVING FORWARD: What’s a current circumstance in which you could look with compassion rather than condemnation?