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The Fear of the LORD (Bible Verses for Sleep)
What Does the Bible Say About Judging Others?
What does the Bible say about? For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.
The Bible is not usually quoted in these discussions, but one verse that will surely pop up more often is Matthew , in which Jesus says,. People who quote this verse often wield it as a trump card against judgment or discernment of any kind. It is seen a dagger to kill and demean whatever opposes their personal point of view. This certainly does not mean that Christians have liberty to judge in a hateful and bigoted way, which happens all too often. The issue therefore is not if we should judge, but rather the right manner in which we are to judge. Matthew clearly explains that the type of judging that Jesus condemns is a hypocritical and self-righteous judgment. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.
As I walk through my daily routine—wake up, head to work, run errands, return home—I expose myself to opinions, judgments and perceptions from a wide range of people. But entirely too often, as I carry the weight of these judgments, I allow the opinions of others to dictate my opinion of myself. A co-worker may criticize my work and, without hesitation, I question my gifts and abilities. A family member may doubt my career path, causing me to doubt my professional success. I begin to wonder if I deserve to be judged—if my behavior, my appearance and my lack of success deserves nothing more than criticism.
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What does the Bible say about? But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me.
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. Romans Matthew