Did you know as God’s child we are called to judge? This may be a shock to you, due to the fact that many Christians don’t study their Bible aggressively.
Way to many times we hear people wrongly quote the Bible, saying the scripture, “says not to judge!” I even hear this from non believers, like it’s the only verse they know. What’s sad, is often people misquote scripture. Saying something that’s not in context of the verse.
Let’s dive into this, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord open our eyes to see more shrewdly. The verse they misquoted is from Matthew the Tax Collector.
Judge not, that you not be judged. For with judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you judge, it shall be measured to you again.Matthew 7:1-2
Let’s break this down. First let’s find out what judge means. In Greek judge means which is defined in the Strong’s Concordance.
(Strong’s Definition) Properly to distinguish that is decided (mentally or physically); by implication to try condemn punish – avenge, conclude, condemn, damn, decree,, determine, esteem, judge go to sleep at the law ordain the call in question, sentence to think.
So we understand to judge someone, is to pass a moral sentence against them, or a decree. I see people wearing shirts that say only God can nudge me, which I say Amrn to. But did you also know we are called to judge? We must first understand why and how to judge someone biblically. Instead of what you heard from someone, or false advertisement on social media against someone.
Do you not know that all saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?1 Corinthians 6:2
What’s unfortunate about most is that they are “living in sin” and when you come at then with biblical scripture they get irritated or defensive, when they shouldn’t, instead they should receive the rebuke in repentance. Scripture teaches this plain as day.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.Proverbs 1:7
Those of you who claim to be Christians and don’t receive correction and are regarded as “fools” according to Holy Scripture. Fool is Hebrew means one who despises wisdom, of one who mocks when guilt, of one who is quarrelsome, of one who is licentious.
Many of you reading this, this may be for you while for others it’s not, because the are humble and receive divine correction.
But he given more grace. Wherefore he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.James 4:6-7
I’m not writing this to offend you but to enlighten you, because I care about you. “Your eternal security.’ We need to stop running away from the Spirit of God and receive His love and connection. If we wish to be used by Him and to enter into His Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.
This scripture also teaches that if we reject His reproach we can only condemn ourselves.
If we endure chastening, God deals with us as with children; for what child is He chasteneth not? But if we be without chastisement, therefore all are partakers then are we bastards, and not children.Hebrews 12:7-8
So basically He’s saying that if you reject God’s judgment upon you, for your sin and you refuse to repent. You are a bastard a fatherless child. God is not your Abba like you claim, if you don’t open-heartedly receive His guidance and counsel,
For one to pass judgment he or she must be practicing what they preach, otherwise, they have no authority from God because they are being a hypocrite.
We cannot pass judgment upon others when we are living in sin, that’s a false type of judgment against someone. We are only being hypocrites against someone. See that’s the judgment Jesus was referring to in the cannon.
Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the, log that is in your own eye?Matthew 7:3
Here’s an example let’s say I’m leaving the club and I go tell someone else. Hey don’t go too the club, you know that it’s bad! It’s unchristian. That person would respond in an unkind way, espyif they knew you were just in the club. See that’s my point, you’re being a hypocrite you cannot tell someone else to stop doing something you do yourself.
But what if I’m living for God? I’m not going to the club and living in sin. I tell you that you shouldn’t go clubbing that it’s not a healthy lifestyle and that it’s bad influence on your kids. I have every right to tell you that you need to repent and not only that, God backs me up, because I’m practicing what I preach.