To Judge or Not To Judge - Biblical Principles

To Judge or Not To Judge - Biblical Principles

Jesus often rebuked religious hypocrites.

But we must not confuse judgment with hypocrisy. 

There is hypocritical judgment, and there is appropriate judgment.

And Christians are certainly not the only ones who can be hypocritical judges.

To Judge or Not To Judge - The Bible Rebukes Hypocritical Judgement, Not All JudgementSome hypocrites claim it's wrong to judge anyone and they judge anyone who judges anyone.

Other hypocrites claim to celebrate choice but the celebration ends if the choices are Biblical.

Matthew 7:1-5 tells us not to judge hypocritically.
“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?” 

This means we honestly judge ourselves, repent, and reform. This gives us the right perspective to judge others.

"First take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."

Judgment isn’t the problem. Hypocrisy is.
For more on the Biblical view of Judgment, check out this collection of 1-minute devotions:
Misunderstandings About Judgment 

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  1. Yes, such a misunderstood Scripture, and I've certainly had it waved in my face before. Really looking forward to reading through this series of yours.


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