Friday, December 6, 2013

Matthew 7:1-5 Judge Not - Steve Gregg



“Judge not, that you be not judged," - the non-Christian's favorite bible verse? It is often misunderstood and misapplied. What was Jesus really trying to say?


Matthew 7:1-5

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

Do Not Judge

 

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.


New King James Version (NKJV) The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

John 7:24

24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

1 Corinthians 2:15


15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 

1 Corinthians 5:3


For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed. 

1 Corinthians 6:1-6


Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!