The "J" Word - 4 Times Christians Should Judge

The "J" Word - 4 Times Scripture Tells Christians To Judge
When It's Biblical to Judge and When It's Not...

It's never popular to use the "J" word. 

Even non-Christians like reciting "Judge not!" 

But there are 4 times to judge:
1. Personal examination: 
"Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves" (2 Corinthians 13:5). 

2. Helping deceived Christians:
"If someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently." (Galatians 6:1)

3. Judging false teachers and false beliefs: 
"Watch out for false prophets ... A good tree cannot bear bad fruit...Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them" (Matthew 7:15-20). 

4. Exposing evil:
"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them" (Ephesians 5:8-17). 

Let's avoid hypocritical judgment, but embrace Biblical judgment which gives us discernment, protects us from error and qualifies us to help others.
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To fill in some details about when and how to judge, check out my Bite Size Bible study on this subject HERE. All Scripture verses are included and it's short, sweet, and nutritious.
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The "J" Word - 4 Times Scripture Tells Christians To Judge

8 comments:

  1. Your points are well taken that there are times when we can and should Judge with discernment. Bringing about righteousness - -
    The criticizing type of Judgment is not what we should be doing.

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    1. Yes, Hazel. When we judge for no purpose except to criticize or gossip, we are not judging Biblically.
      thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Gail, I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog. I wouldn't have seen this fantastic resource. I will be linking to you from my blog, The Inspired Day soon. Have a blessed day!

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    1. Melanie,
      Thanks for the kind comments. And thanks for recommending BLN as a resource.
      Bless you,
      Gail

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  3. Amen, Amen, and Amen. Thank you for sharing this.

    ~Katie
    www.simplefoody.org

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    1. Thanks, Katie, for chiming in with a confirming "Amen."
      Gail : )

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  4. I appreciate you presenting times when judgment is the appropriate action.

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    1. Thanks, Wanda. Glad you stopped by.
      Have a blessed day,
      Gail

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