“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).
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This hit close to home, ouch!
I couldn’t said it better!
“No Gavel nor Robe, but we still judge”
My Lord, this is so heavy that all I can say is Lord forgive me for judging wrong, but help me to judge correctly! Your way only Lord.
Father please forgive me for my errors and please help me to maintain a humble heart, keeping my eyes on the woman in the mirror seeking to be pleasing to You!🙏🏾💕🙏🏾💕🙏🏾💕
Thanks for reminding me of my mistakes of judging others! Father…Please forgive me. Many times… individuals may judge….just based on the outer appearance. I have heard it is not always what it seems to be. In order words.. know the details and ask questions if you are in doubt of something.
WHEEEEEEE…..WEEEEEEE!! MY GOD! MY GOD!!
Thank you for providing me with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Lord, forgive me for judging others thought ,fought, sought, deed, omission, and comission. Who am to be judge ot jury to anyone? It is not my job to condemn anyone!!! That is your job Lord. I have not always had my self together or always doing what was right by any means. I am learning that my Spiritual Journey is a daily walk. Each day I strive to do the best job that I can with what God has blessed me with. Lord continue to allow me to see others the way you see me. When I jude others by their appearance…I’m being judgemental and possibly even Hypicritical.. For all that I know, these people could be Angel’s in disguises!!!. I must remember to keep my eyes focused on you and try to keep the big plank out of my eye’s!!!