It is wrong to show favoritism when passing judgment.
Some people want to hold you to laws which they have exempted themselves.
This is an extremely important principle when you are leading people. Have you noticed that there are some people whom you just like? There is something magnetic about them and draw others into favoring them above others.
There are some people who are disguised – they have a likable approach and may have an attractive appearance; but, if you get to know them they may lack integrity, use manipulative strategies, or even evil intent.
Jesus dealt with these kind of guys and called them out on it, “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and self-indulgence!”
Jesus noticed that the religious leaders and teachers worked very hard to use God’s Holy Word to control people rather than draw them closer in relationship with God. Jesus pulled no punches in rebuking them. He wasn’t impressed with their coverup garments – their disguise didn’t work. These guys were showing themselves favoritism over principle.
Don’t show favoritism when passing judgment.