Don't Judge Me
- Psalms 139:23 (NLT)
- Psalms 139:24 (NLT)
- Matthew 7:1 (NLT)
- John 3:17 (NLT)
- John 4:7 (NLT)
- John 7:24 (NLT)
- John 8:4 (NLT)
- John 8:5 (NLT)
- John 8:6 (NLT)
- John 8:7 (NLT)
- John 8:8 (NLT)
- John 8:9 (NLT)
- John 8:10 (NLT)
- John 8:11 (NLT)
- Romans 2:1 (NLT)
- Romans 2:2 (NLT)
- Romans 2:3 (NLT)
- Romans 2:4 (NLT)
- Galatians 6:1 (NLT)
We all dislike being judged, but are quick to make judgement calls on others. We need to be CAREFUL about what we say and think about others.
Judge- a pronouncement of guilt, to condemn, to come to a negative conclusion about another person.
"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." Elbert Hubbard
"For every ACTION, there is an equal and opposite CRITICISM". Harrison's Postulate
Don't you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you??? Can't you see His kindness is intended to turn you from your sin? Romans 2: 1-4
Why do we think we should be the "church police"?
1. Be careful of being overly critical.
Jesus used a measure of mercy AND justice.
Conviction is only as good as the compassion that we have for other people.
Careless criticism- reckless with words and not CARING for the BEING of the recipient.
2. Be quick to self EXAMINE first.
"If you are unable to MAKE YOURSELF that which you wish, how can you expect to MOLD ANOTHER into the conformity of your will?" Thomas A Kempis
3. Understand the reason for judging
Judging should be done with the the intent to RESTORE
How many hours do you spend on your knees before you criticize or confront someone? Pray for one another!
Judging should be done with
The Holy Spirit plays a critical role in this.
We need to be motivated by LOVE!
When we see someone in sin, we don't know how hard they tried NOT to sin, the power of the forces that assailed them, or what we would have done in the same circumstances.
Have you been sitting in judgement over someone? If so, what measure are you using?
Are you looking at your own life and what needs to change?
Have you been wrongly judged and need to forgive someone else?
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