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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
7:1 Judge not - any man without full, clear, certain knowledge, without absolute necessity, without tender love. #Luke 6:37|.
Mt 7:1 The Sermon on the Mount (concluded) SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 7: Motes and Beams. Casting Pearls before Swine. Asking and Receiving. The Golden Rule. The Broad and Strait Gates. Wolves in Sheep's Clothing. The Tree Known by Its Fruits. The Kingdom Entered by Obedience. The Wise and Foolish Builders. The Wonderful Teacher. Judge not, that ye be not judged. The term "judge" is used in more than one sense, but Christ's meaning is plain. (1) He does not prohibit the civil judgment of the courts upon evil doers, for this is approved throughout the whole Bible. (2) He does not prohibit the judgment of the church, through its officers, upon those who walk disorderly, for both he and the apostles have enjoined this. (3) He does not forbid those private judgments that we are compelled to form the wrong-doers, for he himself tell us that we are to judge men by their fruits. (See Mt 7:15-20.) What he designs to prohibit is rash, uncharitable judgments, a fault-finding spirit, a disposition to condemn without examination of charges.
Sonia's comment on 2013-12-25 00:45:32:
I think the main issue here is that people are confusing discernment with judgment. We really need to understand there is also scripture that says to put these things away from you with a malice, how if you do not discern the evil or sin in these things can you put them away from you. How can you not entertain evil or sin or wickedness if you do not call it by its name? How is it that everyone is afraid to say the truth. I believe the scripture we are discussing reads: judge not, lest ye be judged for with what manner you judge you will be judged. so if your trying to be ugly or hateful then it doesn't really matter if your judging or not because you've already crossed the line. but if you see a friend headed into trouble and you say (with love) this is not what God wants you to do then judging has taken on a totally different aspect.
Carol's comment on 2013-11-11 02:45:48:
It is only God who knows whose ways are pleasing to Him. We cannot use our human knowledge to make conclusions about. The person we should really be judging is ourselves using the light of the word of God. If we judge others we may also be calling judgement upon ourselves as "with the same measure u use it shall be measured back to u...".
Betty's comment on 2013-10-17 18:47:54:
I have a problem with understanding just what this verse means. We all make judgments in life in that we would not want to be in the company of a liar, drug addict, or criminal. How can that be considered being a judge?
Stephanie's comment on 2013-04-05 09:27:30:
I think that noone has the right to judge other people because they may not share the same opinion as you do are you think there way is not right.the only right way is God way no if and about it.
Susan Dalton's comment on 2011-11-12 15:59:16:
Veterans Day, I was sitting at the mall in the food court. I noticed three or four young, uniformed men. They were standing in the middle of the food court. Some people would walk up to them and shake their hand; others would speak to them for a few minutes.
I noticed one young man walk over to a table and extend his hand to an elderly man and woman. The elderly man shook his head no and did not extend his hand. The woman shook her head no also. The young soldier walked away.
How could someone refuse an outstretched hand? What if you differ with someone else's view, can you still honor the other person? Can you esteem the person without rejection? Or will you be filled with animosity and contumacious against love? Will you disdain the outstretched hand?
As I sat and watched, I saw one young, uniformed soldier walk over to a table and take the cup of someone seated and take it to Chic-Fil-A and have it refilled. He walked it back to the table and gave it to the seated man.
As I thought on this, I remembered the elderly man shaking his head no to the outstetched hand. Was the soldier extending his hand to the elderly man asking him did he want his cup refilled? Or was the young soldier extending his hand to the elderly man in acquaintance? I cannot tell for sure.
Many times we can judge what we see with our eye without seeing perfectly clear.
Jesus said, "Judge not..." (Matthew 7:1)
We all should be careful in our judgment.
Blessed Every Day's comment on 2011-07-22 18:03:52:
Its right on point. Jesus Will Draw A Line In The Sand If You D This?
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