who is the judge?
also eph 5:1-2 if we are loving others we are not judging them
this is how children of god behave
standard is set for us to see if we are measuring up
in canada you can talk about being green, save the planet etc. it is okay- but talk about morality, disciplining kids or sexual orientation and we are being judgemental
1)judgment as condemnation is wrong 2 cor 5:10 - only god sits on judgment seat
rev 20:12 we will be judged
in mt 7:1-6 the way we judge will come right back on your head jesus is looking at hypocrisy of not looking at yourself first
a) believers not unbelievers will be judged
b) eg) of negative judgment- lik 18:9-14-pharisee and tax collector
rom 14:1-12 eating meat sacrificed to idols
how we express our faith will be judged by god dont let others judge you - col2:16
it is easier to judge and condemn others than look into ouyr own hearts so we peg others
"condemnation harshly judges the motives based on personal opinion"
2) judgment as discernment vv 5-6 how to judge- 1st take the plank out of your own eye - look at yourself first! v6 proverb illustrates this pigs and dogs are not the focus - we need to discern- when to speak up-not to venomous hateful people who will just rip you to pieces- but to discern when it is appropriate- ie- no point in speaking to people who are not willing to receive it-you are casting your pearls to swine! literally
a) scriptural egs) jn7:24, acts 4:19
"godly discernment judges actions based on scripture"
3) passages to guide us gal6:1-2; 2tim3:16-17
c swindoll -"if i error on i would rather error on the side of grace"
god did not give us what we deserve- we should not judge others as if they should get what they deserve
however what bugs us about others - we ourselves are guilty of!
so look into our own hearts first before applying judgment!
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