Why Are People So Judgy?
I’m convinced that we not only need to be set free from sin, we also need to be set free from self-righteousness.
When righteousness is defined as “being good” or “doing good,” the result is legalism. We commend ourselves for our efforts, while condemning others for their faults. We grew ourselves according to our intentions, while we judge others by their actions. Self-righteousness always results in judgmentalism toward others.
Legalism and self-righteousness are two of our greatest enemies. While we stand on the ramparts and watch for enemy intrusions from the outside, legalism hides among us, waiting to destroy us from within.
What person or groups do you often self-righteously judge? Meditate with me today on Romans 7:24-25, asking God to reveal any legalism and self-righteousness. Ask Him to give you a heart of compassion.
Only Jesus can deliver us from self-righteousness. And only then can we fully appreciate the true righteousness which He provides.
“Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!“
Romans 7:24-25a NASB