Text: Romans 2:1-29.
In the epistle to Romans, Paul was mainly targeting Jews and converted gentiles who thought they were right with God and therefore not to be judged but instead to judge others. They were mistaken, because of their knowledge, they had demanded higher accountability and hence higher accountability was equally demanded of them.
If you can judge others it means you have sufficient knowledge to evaluate your own actions. Thus know that when you judge another and go ahead to err you have judged, and hence condemned yourself. We thank God for His forbearance, meaning He holds back, He does not treat us as our sins deserve, otherwise we would all be destroyed because we sin all the time. God graciously holds back His judgement, giving a sinner time to repent and receive pardon (salvation).
Meditate on verse 4, what is God teaching you in this verse? How are you going to apply it to your life?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, thank You for not treating me as my sins deserve. Amen.