Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are that judge: for wherein you judge another, you condemn yourself…
I. THIS SIN IS TO BE AVOIDED, because —
1. We are incapable of judging accurately.
2. We are not invested with the office of judge (Romans 14:4; James 4:12).
3. Judging others is generally the effect of uncharitableness; and —
4. Is expressly forbidden by Christ.
II. IN ORDER TO AVOID THIS SIN —
1. Be slow to judge, and do not condemn without evidence.
2. While different motives are possible, do not ascribe an action to the worst.
3. When there is just ground for doubt, suspend your judgment.
4. When you are obliged to condemn, do it with regret.
5. Listen calmly to apology, and readily admit every explanation.
6. Confound not in one general censure all of a party or sect.
7. View men's actions in the sunshine of charity, not in the shade of moroseness.
(T. Robinson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.