Judge Not, That Ye Be Not Judged.
We are not perfect. If we all were perfect and could judge others, then it would be okay to judge as long as you weren’t doing it for the wrong reasons.
The fact that we are all sinners means that we should not judge others because if someone has sinned, then you have sinned too. And if you don’t want other people judging to be done against yourself, then the Bible says not to do it either!
And Why Beholdest Thou the Mote that Is in Thy Brother’s Eye, but Considerest Not the Beam that Is in Thine Own Eye?
This verse is interesting because it doesn’t say that the beam in our eye should be ignored, just that it should be noticed first. It suggests that we are more likely to notice the sins of others than our own, but also that looking at a mote in someone else’s eye will draw attention away from an even bigger beam in your eye.
The reason for this is simple: We are often more invested in seeing flaws in others than we are in seeing them within ourselves. We can easily point out someone else’s faults and overlook our weaknesses, which seems logical given how much easier it is to see things from another person’s perspective than from your own.
For with What Judgment Ye Judge, Ye Shall Be Judged: And With What Measure Ye Mete, It Shall Be Measured to You Again.
In a nutshell, the Bible is clear that we should not judge one another. The reason for this is that God will judge us in the same way that we have judged others. We need to be careful about passing judgment on others as God will judge us for our actions toward each other.
We are not to take it upon ourselves to decide who is right or wrong when it comes to matters of faith and doctrine. This sort of thing is best left up to God and those whom He has called into His ministry (1 Corinthians 4:5-6). To do so would be like trying to run before learning how to walk–an impossible task!
Why Dost Thou Not Rather Say to Him, Let Me Pull out The Mote?
In the same way, you are to consider others to be better than yourself. You have probably heard the phrase, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” This means we shouldn’t make assumptions about people based on their appearance or what we think we know about them. We should instead focus on the person himself or herself and not conclude first impressions.
In Matthew 7:1-5, Jesus tells us not to judge others because we may be judging ourselves in our minds:
“Judge not that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1)
If someone has broken a law, he needs justice—he needs punishment for his crime so as not to commit new crimes against other people (Romans 13:2). But if there is no law against an act then it doesn’t matter whether it’s right or wrong in your opinion; if it isn’t illegal then don’t try to stop someone from doing something just because you think it’s wrong! Maybe he has done something good for society with his actions even though they might seem bad at first glance (like drinking alcohol).
First, Remove the Plank from Your Eye, and Then You Will See Clearly to Remove the Speck from Your Brother’s Eye.
The Bible says, “First remove the plank from your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
What does this mean? It means that we can’t judge someone else’s faults if we have not dealt with our own. If we see something wrong in another person, it is usually because there is a similar problem lurking within ourselves. We are blind to our faults, so how can we expect to be able to identify them in others? The solution is simple: deal with your issues first! Take care of yourself before trying to change anyone else—you’ll just end up frustrated and bitter when they don’t change as fast as you’d like.
This passage also implies that you will be judged by the same standard that you judge others using (i.e., measure twice before cutting once). This means that if you use harsh words or behaviors towards others without regard for their feelings, someday soon those very same harsh words will be thrown back at YOU! The Bible warns us about this principle throughout its pages—and it also gives us instruction on how NOT TO BE JUDGED BY THIS STANDARD by showing us how Jesus lived his life (see John 13:34-35).
For There Is No Good Tree Which Produceth Bad Fruit; nor Again a Bad Tree Which Produceth Good Fruit.
The fruit of a tree is always a good indicator of the type of tree it is. “For there is no good tree which produceth bad fruit; nor again a bad tree which produceth good fruit. For every tree is known by his own” (Luke 6:43). This principle applies to people as well as everything else in life—a person’s character can be inferred by looking at their actions and behaviors, not just their words or physical appearance. So when judging others, remember that you should always examine what they do more than anything else: “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36).
Either Make the Tree Good and Its Fruit Good or Make the Tree Bad and Its Fruit Bad; for The Tree Is Known by Its Fruit.
- Don’t judge others before examining yourself first
- Judging others is not a good thing
- We are not perfect and don’t have the right to judge others
- Be careful of how you judge others: there is no neutral ground (the way you judge others will be the way you will be judged).
But if I Judge, My Judgment Is True; for I Am Not Alone, but I and He Who Sent Me.
But if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and he who sent me.
For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel.
For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will.
For Just as You Judge Others, so You Will Be Judged; and For Just as You Deal with Others, so You Will Be Dealt With.
For just as you judge others, so you will be judged; and for just as you deal with others, so you will be dealt with.
You don’t need to read the Bible to understand that it’s wrong to judge someone based on their appearance or other superficial qualities. Most people arcane that without having it explained to them explicitly in the Bible. But what many people don’t realize is that they can also be guilty of judging others without realizing it—and that such behavior may carry consequences far beyond simple guilt or shame.
The best way of avoiding this kind of self-sabotage is through humility: if we’re humble enough not to judge ourselves too harshly, we’re less likely to do this when dealing with others as well. To ensure humility remains something we strive for throughout our lives and not just during periods of reflection such as Lent or Advent (a time when Christians traditionally consider their adults), here are some ideas:
Don’t Judge Others Before Examining Yourself First
We are not to judge others. We must examine ourselves first and not be quick to judge others. James 4:11 says, “Don’t speak evil against one another, brethren.” In 1 Corinthians 10:24, Paul writes, “Let no one seek his interest, but that of the other person.” In Romans 14:10-12 Paul says that Christians should not judge each other in matters of conscience (i.e., things about which there is no biblical command). Instead w,e should let God be a judge between us—and leave it at that!
We can learn from the example of Jesus Christ who never judged anyone; instead, He forgave all people and was kind even when someone hurt Him or tried to kill Him! It’s important for us as Christians today to follow His example so we won’t get into trouble with God or lose our salvation by judging others wrongly because we don’t know what they’ve done behind closed doors (or hearts).