Making a judgement is something we humans do without thinking, most of the time.
It is when we decide on a course of action.
In the background, our mind has made a judgement. Unless, of course, we are affected by drugs, alcohol, or totally set on what we want to do and refuse to listen to that ‘inner voice.’
Judgement is good when…
It is used to work out if it is safe to do something, or go somewhere.
Line up any known facts
Recall experiences of similar situations, or people
Ask yourself – “how might this end?”
Judgement is bad when…
Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you lavish attention on the man in fine clothes and say, “Here is a seat of honor,” but say to the poor man “You must stand,” or, “Sit at my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
Jas 2: 2, 3 Berean Study Bible
Common forms of judgement
We have to use wisdom, and caution. Apart from the number of unprovoked ‘rage’ attacks, there are also many ‘scams’ so it is wise to hone those ‘good judgement’ skills.
I have been judged many times and for many reasons, but never before for this. I was ‘gob smacked’ LOL
It happened when I was invited to join a group of nine others at the preview of Downton Abbey at a Gold Class cinema event.
The person who took me knew some of the others and as part of her introduction said, “Susan is an author.”
I would never have mentioned this, but I guess with five books, four novellas and a non-fiction book I suppose I fit the term.
“What do you write?” was the question from several people.
Well, I started with the Biblical fiction category because those books have been the award-winners. Therefore, my response was, “Biblical fiction…”
“There is no such thing as Biblical fiction!” said the strident voice of one of the women. “Everything in the Bible is true! I am a Christian!”
I was judged and found wanting I guess.
My judgement in this situation was to say, “I agree.”
Our judgments are based on what we hear, what we see, what we read… basically what we allow into our minds.
Guard those minds!
Here’s to your good judgement!
I did a search on Amazon…
It is a category.