Die 22-Dying to Judging

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You find it at county fairs

county fair ribbons

You find it on TV

judging

You see it in the court rooms

gavel

What is it?

Judging

It’s easy not to give a second thought to these types of judging, but what about when it hits closer to home?

Beauty

Clothing

Athletic ability

Work performance

Financial Status

Right Neighborhood

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

Did you see it?  Jesus does nothing on His own.  He only does what the Father tells Him including how to judge.  Jesus’ judging is righteous because He only seeks the Father’s will and not His own.  I would venture to guess the multitude of times we judge is because we are seeking our own will and not the Father’s.  Therefore we are told not to judge.  We must die to this idea of judging others and leave it to the true judge who will judge righteously.

This is day 22 of the 31 days of Dying to Live.  

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