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Passing Judgement on Others

Finding Hidden Knowledge

One can immediately disregard the book of Leviticus and its contents due to the numerous religious ceremonies that are present in it.

However, there are so many teachings about character development in this book of the bible that seem to be concealed underneath the words. The priest must conduct a number of investigations before he can declare a house unclean, according to the book of Leviticus Chapter 14:36–45.

Leviticus Chapter 14:36–45 NIV

36 The priest is to order the house to be emptied before he goes in to examine the mold, so that nothing in the house will be pronounced unclean. After this the priest is to go in and inspect the house. 37 He is to examine the mold on the walls, and if it has greenish or reddish depressions that appear to be deeper than the surface of the wall, 38 the priest shall go out the doorway of the house and close it up for seven days. 39 On the seventh day the priest shall return to inspect the house. If the mold has spread on the walls, 40 he is to order that the contaminated stones be torn out and thrown into an unclean place outside the town. 41 He must have all the inside walls of the house scraped and the material that is scraped off dumped into an unclean place outside the town. 42 Then they are to take other stones to replace these and take new clay and plaster the house.

43 “If the defiling mold reappears in the house after the stones have been torn out and the house scraped and plastered, 44 the priest is to go and examine it and, if the mold has spread in the house, it is a persistent defiling mold; the house is unclean. 45 It must be torn down—its stones, timbers and all the plaster—and taken out of the town to an unclean place.

Steps to Take While Passing Judgement on Others

The priest will give the order to empty the house, check it, look at the mould on the walls, close the house for seven days, then come back to re-inspect it.

He will order the contaminated stones to be removed and replaced with new ones, the walls to be scraped and replastered, and then he will wait again. If the mould reappears after all these procedures have been completed, he can then stand to declare the house unclean. If the mould did not go away after seven days.

Passing a Quick Judgement Could be Unsafe

This is very incredible! One might not immediately understand the lesson if they were to read that chapter in isolation. But a deeper inspection reveals a clear message: “Do not be hasty in passing judgement on others.” consider, look into, and research before you act.

Your perceptions of a situation or a person can occasionally be completely at odds with the reality. If you make decisions quickly, you run the risk of regretting them later.

Never forget the phrase “quick decisions are often unsafe decisions.” We may find ourselves humiliated by the results of our conclusions when we try to voice our ideas since what we may have assumed to be the scenario may actually be the complete reverse.

We frequently pass unfavourable judgement on others out of rage and irritation. Most of the time, we pass judgement on others without considering their side of the story or attempting to determine all the details. Such a lifestyle is not desirable.

Similar circumstances occurred when the Israelites reached Canaan and found an altar built by the two and a half tribes (Reuben, Gad, and half tribe of Mannaseh). They intended to wage war against them and destroy them, but before doing so, they sent emissaries to investigate whether the claims made against them were accurate (Joshua 22:13–33).

They later realised that the altar they built was actually an altar of testimony rather than a burnt sacrifice. They may have gone to war with their brothers, which might have caused a worse problem for the nation, if they hadn’t conducted the right research as they did.

Investigations to do before passing Judgement on others

Because we love them so much, we may not even look into what went wrong or who did wrong when one of our children, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, or sisters complains about another person in our family. Instead, we often take rash and drastic measures without conducting a thorough investigation, which is very wrong.

In the book of Leviticus, God is attempting to teach us to avoid such behaviour so that we will comprehend that, in most cases, proper and impartial inspection and investigation are the greatest ways to obtain the most accurate results. Because of this, the court will constantly postpone hearings so that it can decide cases fairly and perfectly utilising a variety of evidence and proofs.