1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 “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? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. It really is a simple and straightforward command. How often to we follow it though? These verses highlight probably one of the largest problems in modern Christianity. We are all hypocrites. Whether you admit it or not, we have all done something hypocritical to the laws we profess to follow. These actions are largely damaging to the spread of our faith. Verse six talks about giving pearls to pigs. I read it as giving fuel to satan. When wear judgmental of other we only lend support to the arguments of non-believers to continue being non-believers. Actions speak louder than words, so make every day about not just following Christ, but exemplifying Him.