In Matthew 7, The Lord Jesus invites us not to judge others so that we will not be judged either.
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1-2
In The New Covenant, we are saved by The Grace Of God, which means that even though we are undeserving, God grants us His Mercy. After receiving such a Great Favor, we must in turn show mercy to others. The Lord Jesus told us not to judge others because we are not perfect either. Just as God Is Able to look at us through Merciful Eyes without condemning us despite our imperfections, we too must do the same with others. For The Lord Jesus told us that the measure we use to judge others will also be used for us. This exhortation from The Lord Jesus is similar to that of Matthew 6 where He invited us to forgive as The Heavenly Father does.
In Matthew 7, The Lord Jesus also invites us to self-criticism.
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3
Let’s not forget that we must always be in a self-critical attitude in order to recognize our sins and confess them before God. Let’s try to do more self-criticism than criticism of others. And if criticism is necessary, let’s give it in order to build our neighbor and not to destroy.
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up The Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12