Religious laws were never meant for My children to use as gauges upon which to judge other people. Jesus was emphatic about that. He told you not to judge others at all. (Matthew 7:1-2) The religious laws were given to the nation of Israel in order to point out to them the activity of the devil so that they would avoid his temptations and cease following his destructive ways of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-10) Obeying religious laws was never a requirement to declare anyone's righteousness or unrighteousness because all have followed the tempting voice of the devil, led to sin and been led astray. Yes, even the followers of religious laws are led astray by the devil. (Romans 3:23) Righteousness only comes from being born of My Spirit which places My Spirit inside of a person, dispensing My guidance and will in that person and creating a new person. Righteousness is of My Spirit, not of any actions of the flesh.
So judging anyone, either by religious laws, social morals or cultural and racial practices, is not of Me, Judging other people is of the devil because he is still god of your world and he is the one who attempts to judge you by tempting you to judge other people He tempts you to judge someone by their actions, their dress, their speech, their religious beliefs or any other means. It is a trap set for you to tempt you to act like the devil and be judged by him in return for your judging others. (II Corinthians 4:4-7; Galatians 1:4)
Grace is the forgiveness of all sins, transgressions, iniquities, mistakes and misdeeds, which Jesus accomplished when He died on the cross for the sins of the whole world. His death and resurrection was for everything for which you would be tempted to judge someone. When you judge someone, you are saying that the blood that Jesus shed was not a sacrifice for the person that you judge, only that it was a sacrifice for yourself. My Spirit said that He died for the sins of the whole world. (I John 2:2) The devil wants you to judge others so that he will get to judge you because judgment seeds sown by you will result in your being judged also, by the same measure.
You must make yourself conscious of My forgiveness and grace when the temptations come to your mind to judge others. Submit your self to Me, resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7-8) You must apply the same forgiveness and grace to others who are not measuring up to your ideal of perfection. Apply the same grace that I apply to you, complete forgiveness. If you continue in holding grudges, seeking vengeance, judging others by religious standards instead of forgiving everyone, then you are inviting the curses of hell into your life to bring their destruction. (Matthew 7:3-6; Deuteronomy 28:15-19)
It takes practice to forgive people rather than always judging people. Your mind is programmed by the devil to judge others, using religious laws, social mores, regional expectations and racial prejudice. The devil's thoughts come to your mind immediately to size up someone who looks different, acts differently, dresses differently, talks differently and on and on. You must make a determination to refuse those thoughts of prejudice and racism, knowing that they come from hell to entice you to judge others so that they can judge you in return. That should be the impetus for you to practice forgiving others constantly when judgments enter into your mind. Those judgments are from your flesh, placed there by the devil to entice you to join with his judgment so that he can also judge you with his destructive actions in your life.
Practice forgiveness constantly. Practice, practice, practice and then practice it even more until you are proficient in forgiving all negative actions of others which do not measure up to your religious and social programming. When you are proficient in forgiving others, you are acting like My child, one who appreciates My forgiveness for you and the whole world.
Practicing forgiveness will make you proficient in forgiveness, which causes you to be forgiven by everyone.
Practicing forgiveness will make you proficient in spreading My grace in the world. (Matthew 5:43-48) When you are proficient in forgiveness, you will be blessed more than you can imagine because you will no longer be judged by the devil. Instead, you will be blessed by Me. (Ephesians 3:20)
Your Forgiving, Gracious Father