Happy Jesus Day:
“Do not judge; you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged; with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Many people use this verse to silence their critics, interpreting Jesus’ meaning as “You don’t have the right to tell me I’m wrong.” In isolation, Jesus’ command, “Do not judge, “seems to preclude all negative assessments.” However, there is more to the verse than just those three words. People will use the word to validate their actions. (Matthew 7:1) When Jesus said not to judge others, He did not mean that no one can identify sin for what it is, based on God’s definition of sin. The Bible’s command that we not judge others does not mean there should be no mechanism for dealing with sin. The Bible has a whole book entitled “Judges.” The Judges in the Old Testament were raised up by God Himself (Judges 2:18″). The modern judicial system, including its judges, is a necessary part of society, “Do not judge,” Jesus was not saying, “Anything goes.” “Stop judging by appearances, but instead judge correctly” “(John 7:24”). Some sinful types of judgment: Superficial passing decisions based on appearance and Hypocritical pointing out sin in others. Harsh, unforgiving, be gentle toward everyone, Self-righteous, we are called into humility; God opposes the proud (James 4:6)(Luke 18:9-14). Untrue judgment bearing false witness(Proverbs 19:5) Slander ( Titus(3:2).