Judge Not

I wrote this back in Feb of 08 but the subject matter is timeless

Matthew 7
Judging Others 
1″Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 
3″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? 4How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. 

6″Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Even as Christians we have a tendency to judge others, misfortunes in some eyes, even in some believers eyes, may mean to us that the person is not on track with the Lord, and if someone is suffering we tend to point fingers, but the fact is we really have no place to judge, whether we are judging a person by the color of the skin, or the accent in their voice, or whichever reasons, we are not to judge, we have not earned that right, the only true Judge is Christ himself.

Matthew 7: 1- 6
Dr. Richard J. Krejcir

Why would you Judge? 

General Idea: The best way to cover your own sins and wrongdoings is to attack someone who is good, and righteous, because it will throw the dogs off their tracks, taking the attention off you and placing it elsewhere. In addition, a righteous person will not defend himself, as he/she is rooted in Christ, and not in the world. The best way to attack someone is to judge him/her! However, if you are rooted in Christ, such tactics should nauseate you in disgust. A Christian must exercise discernment as well as kindness, and not follow the evil desires of the Will and the world. This is not merely a theory; it is a mandate from our Lord!

We often judge to cover up our own sin, like a kid when doing something wrong, may point out another persons mistakes, because they want the attention shifted away from them. I do not believe that is the course of action we need to take though we need to move closer to the Lord, and we need to stop being so judgemental for whatever reasons, and judgement is not something that can be sugar coated, it is something that taints our lives.


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