In a way, I like the saying “You be the judge”, in another way I don’t like it.
In the way that it means that you are not going to be swayed by others options of everything, then I love it! But in the respect that there is areas in people’s lives that can be judge but you really have no right to be making the judgement, I don’t like it.
I was thinking about this the other day within the idea that we can’t really tell where someone is spiritually. Yes, to some extent you can, but not totally. But we so often make a judgement of where they are; “they shouldn’t be getting baptised”, “the shouldn’t be in leadership” etc etc. But really we can’t be the judge of where they are spiritually. However, do we judge our own spiritual walk enough? Do we take note of where we are at in our faith or are we to busy looking at others, while others are looking at us and judging us.
So if you are going to be the judge why not be the judge of your own life and not others.
“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”