You find it at county fairs
You find it on TV
You see it in the court rooms
What is it?
It’s easy not to give a second thought to these types of judging, but what about when it hits closer to home?
Who am I to tell someone they are out of style?
Who am I to tell someone they don’t meet the standards?
Who am I to look down my nose on someone because they are doing something differently than I would have done it?
Who am I to judge?
Jesus plainly tells us why we are not to judge in Matthew 7:1-2.
“Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged. For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1-2
We will be judged with the same measure we use to judge others. But doesn’t the bible tell us Jesus is the judge? So how is it Jesus can teach us how to Die to Judging when He Himself judges? Read closely…
“Then Jesus replied, ‘I assure you: The Son is not able to do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing…
The Father, in fact, judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son…
I can do nothing on My own. I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is righteous because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” John 5:19, 22, 30