“It’s not up to me to judge.” “I’m too busy judging my own sin; I don’t have time to judge anyone else’s.” “As Christians, we’re not supposed to judge others.”
We’ve all heard someone say these words, and perhaps we’ve even said them ourselves. But are they biblical? A few weeks ago I wrote a blog for Family Worship Center’s apologetics ministry on the subject of judging based on Matthew 7:1, the most used (and often misused) verse in the Bible on judging.
As women of God, we ought to work to understand the context of all scripture, to study to show ourselves approved unto God, and to rightly divide and handle the word of truth (2 Tim 2:15).
Ladies, come look with me into the living and active word of God (Heb 4:12). Let’s find out together what “Do not judge that you be not judged” really means.
“The only verse in the Bible regarding judging that anyone seems to know these days is Matthew 7:1, “Judge not that you be not judged,” – not that many people actually even know the reference. And once this verse is hurled into a conversation, the discussion usually skids to a screeching halt. Never mind that telling someone they’re being judgmental is a judgment call in itself, and by eliminating all negative judging, all positive judging is also eliminated.
Matthew 7:1 is twisted or misunderstood regularly by Christians and non-Christians alike. Before we get to the context and meaning of the verse, it’s important to remember that Scripture…
In His name and for His glory,