Luke 18 (AMP) He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves and were confident that they were righteous [that they were upright and in right standing with God] and scorned and made nothing of all the rest of men: 10 Two men went up into the temple [[i]enclosure] to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee [j]took his stand ostentatiously and began to pray thus before and with himself: God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men—extortioners (robbers), swindlers [unrighteous in heart and life], adulterers—or even like this tax collector here.12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I gain.13 But the tax collector, [merely] standing at a distance, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, O God, be favorable (be gracious, be merciful) to me, the [k]especially wicked sinner that I am! 14 I tell you, this man went down to his home justified (forgiven and made upright and in right standing with God), rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Sometimes we get a religious attitude and think we are better than others because we think our behavior is better. How can that help someone who needs to develop a deeper relationship with God? Most of us don’t want to admit that we have that kind of attitude. But a lot of us tend to be a little bit or even a lot judgmental toward others who are not in the same place as us in life. We seem to take the glory for our accomplishments rather than give the glory to God for how far we have come in our personal walk with God. When we take the credit, it makes us mistreat and judge others for not doing the same things we do or do things the way we do them. What we do well we do well because that is what God has gifted us or given us the grace to do. Rather than judge someone for not being like you compliment them on the gifts they have – that you may not possess.
Sometimes our attitude about what others are doing wrong can be worse than the wrong the other people are doing.