We are told not to spend all of our energy and time judging others. This is useless labor.
When we do this we sin and often causes us to make mistakes in our lives. When we play God, we put ourselves before Him and open ourselves up to the error of our ways.
If we are disturbed by what people say or think about us, we do not have God as our “sole object of our desire”. “Differences of feeling and opinion often divide friends” and family and even among the “religious and devout.” God wants us “rise above” these earthly thoughts and see others and ourselves as He sees us.
Without “Love”, as Paul also tells us in 1 Corinthians 13, all of our good works are not going to be as productive and in God's will as they need to be for anyone to see through us and into Jesus.
When we have no “self-interest”, “no hope of reward”, no envy of any other, and when we do what we do only for the “Glory of God”, then our work will be used by God to help those in need of Him. And we all know we all have a need no matter how spiritual we think we have become for MORE OF JESUS!
This chapter talks about “bearing with the faults of others”. We are told to bear them “patiently” in ourselves and others. Remember, Patience is a virtue. We are told to pray to God for His help to bear them calmly.
We are told that if we have talked once or twice with the person about their annoyance, and the matter does not become resolved, we are to turn the person over to God, for we know that He is capable, willing, and wants always to “turn evil to good”.
And we must remember, we too have many faults that others must endure.
We always want others to the “perfect”, and yet we never stop to take the log out of our own eyes.
We also know we grow from “adversity”, it does not weaken us, but shows whether we are of God or not by our actions.