God warns us about judging in multiple chapters throughout the New Testament; however we will look at Romans 2:1-4.
"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.
Did your momma ever tell you this?-- "that is inexcusable, young lady." It's almost like God is talking to a child here. "Your judging is inexcusable!" God condemns judging. "Judge not lest ye be judged!" Don't even go there!
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
I don't know the whole story. I don't know why they did what they did. I don't know what happened before they got to work today. I don't know if their heart is heavy, if they just lost someone or if they were up all night. I don't know what happened in their childhood. I don't know the whole truth; only God does. So, let Him be the judge.
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Let Him be the judge because He has the long suffering approach that we need. " Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long suffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?" God was patient with me to bring me to repentance. I need also to be long-suffering with others.
There is a consequence for judging that I have to think about. When I judge others, I cause God to be harder on me.
I love what David says in 2 Samuel 24:14 "And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man."
We need to live a life of truth bathed in mercy and love. - Rejoicing in the Present