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“Do not judge lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged.”

(Matthew 7:1-2)

Judging Others
by Larry Burkett

I think this is one of the most misunderstood areas of God’s Word—not to judge others.

This doesn’t mean that we are not to exercise any judgment or discipline. To do so means that the whole structure of society and Christianity would fall apart.

When God’s Word says to not judge others, lest we be judged, it means don’t hold a standard up against somebody that is different from what God would establish.

However, we are told that when we see people living in sin we’re to go to them, correct them, and win them over; so there’s got to be a fine balance.

We are to execute judgment based on God’s Word in a loving and kind way, to restore someone, not to condemn that person.

Luke wrote, “Jesus is ordained of God to be the Judge of all—living and dead” (Acts 10:42 TLB).

Daily Scripture Reading:
Psalms 108-109, 120-121, 140, 143-144