Matt. 7:1-2, Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
The main reasons that judging is so condemned is because:
1. How we judge and hold people captive with our prejudice determines how much we will love people.
2. We are deciding through our judgment whether they are worthy of the Gospel of Christ.
3. WE DO NOT KNOW ANYONE’S HEART!
1 Sam. 16:7, But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
JESUS LOOKS AT THE HEART, NOT ON THE EXTERIOR. HIS JUDGMENT IS BASED ON THE HEART, NOT ON HOW MAN JUDGES OR IS PREJUDICE.
Jer 17:9-10 The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.
WHEN WE JUDGE WE ARE SAYING THAT WE ARE GOD AND KNOW THAT PERSON’S HEART!
God is the ONLY one who knows the heart of man – we don’t even know our own heart that is desperately wicked. Judgment does not belong to us, it can only belong to the Godhead.
Choose not to judge a person through our prejudices – SIMPLY LOVE ON SOMEONE TODAY WHOM YOU NORMALLY WOULD NOT!
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