Did you know we often use two different sets of criteria for judging others versus judging ourselves? We tend to judge others according to their actions. But we judge ourselves by our intentions. Even if we do the wrong thing, we tell ourselves our motives were right, and we excuse it. But when someone else does the same thing, our tendency is to judge them. The Bible says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jere. 17:9). But for those who trust in Christ, God gives us new hearts (Ez. 36:26), causing us to forgive as we have been forgiven.