It appears to me , and may I be wrong yet GOD be right, that Jesus here is condoning that we exercise "righteous judgment". Judging can mean many things in today's contemporary English. The context and meaning of judgement here seems to be regarding discernment between right and wrong. The Free dictionary online puts it well: def:To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration.I believe Jesus is okay with us doing this, as long as our "opinion" is correct in His eyes.However Jesus states that He did not come to judge the world, but the Father will do that. He also states that we should judge not lest we be judged. This forbidden context of judging must be a different context. Also highlighted in the Free dictionary online def:To pass sentence on; condemn.To me, this distingtion makes much wise sense. May God's Spirit help us to understand HIS mind and intention.
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