Judging Others (Prayer V)


Luke 6:37-42 (NIV)

Judging Others

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

39 He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.

41 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Father, how sad it is that some people are so quick to judge others, so eager to see the fault in others while failing to see their own flaws and shortcomings. Your word calls this hypocrisy. Lord, open my eyes to who really am before You – a sinner saved by grace. I am no better than the person beside me so have no right to sit in judgement of anybody. help me to focus on improving myself and strengthening my walk with You instead  of focusing on other’s faults. For the truth is I have nothing to prove but everything to improve.

In Jesus name, Amen.

3 thoughts on “Judging Others (Prayer V)

  1. While it is true that we are not to judge others, especially non-believers, (This is Christ’s job), Jesus does tell us to judge others with righteous judgment, in John 7:24… “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” (NKJV)

    I would also direct you to Galatians 6:1… Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. (NKJV)

    It is not judging a brother… It should be out of love with the right motive, that that we should speak to a sinning brother or sister in Christ, to help them get back on track.

    You could also see this love in Matthew 18:15…“Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.” (NKJV)

    When we keep our mouth shut when we see another Christian sinning, we are not showing love to this Christian. But let us be sure our own sins are confessed before the Lord first, or we would be a hypocrite, as we see in Luke 6:41-42…

    Blessings in Christ, bruce

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