“Who Are You To Judge?”

I often hear people say, “Who am I to judge?” or “Who are YOU to judge.” The implication is that no one should judge another. This is probably the result of people thinking that truth is relative, meaning that we all can have our own truth…so then,  no one has the right to judge anyone else. But this is really a false understanding and application of Jesus’ words.   He did say, “Judge not lest ye be judged,” but this is in the context of him rebuking those whose judgments were hypocritical. He was emphasizing that people are to make sure they see clearly first, taking care that their discernment is truthful… then their judgment will be right. We should be judging, but let’s just make sure it is correct… and in order to do that we must have humilty, truth, and grace.