Updated: Nov 16, 2021
Jesus said, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7:1–2).
The problem Jesus was referring to was not about how e are judged BUT about how we judge others. We know this because Jesus goes on to say,
“Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:3–5)
Therefore, when we judge, and Scripture allows Christians to judge at times (1 Corinthians 5:12), we must take great care that our judgment, like Christ’s, is always charitable and loving.
How we judge others says far more about us than how we are judged by others. Do not be fooled, God will judge us in the manner we judge others, not in the manner they judge us. Therefore, we must judge with right judgment (John 7:24).
And when in doubt, “judge not.”
In this video from Living Waters we meet Tim. Tim like many of us has had a hard life. He has learned some things. Listen to his story and gain some wisdom. And do not judge a book by its cover.