Do not judge; and you will not be judged. In the same way you judge others, you will be judged; and the measure you use for others will be used for you.
Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, and not see the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, Come, let me take the speck from your eye, as long as that plank is in your own? Hypocrite, remove the plank out of your own eye; then, you will see clearly, to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye.
POINTS OF REFLECTION
Confucius said, “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done unto you.” This saying is considered as the “Golden Rule” for it promotes justice and equal treatment of fellow men. However, many of us are not hook with this rule for the consequence of one’s action may take sometimes longer to be noticed. What is very interesting about this rule is its unwavering application throughout the ages.
In a closer look, this “golden rule” comes in various corollary that guides many in their pursuit of life in accordance to the behavior, values and will of the Lord Jesus Christ some two thousand years ago. This could be easily seen in relation to man’s various walks of life. Like for instance, “one reaps only what he has sown”, “what ones give to the world is the same and equal thing ones will receive from the world.” This Bible reading revealed to us that the world is following a vicious cycle for us men of no escape.
In fact, this rule is a core shadow of the second greatest commandment “love your neighbor as yourself”, Matthew 22:39. If one loves others as himself then logically will follow the converse of the golden rule, “Do unto others what you want others do unto you.”