Sermon Series: UnkNOTed – Untying the knots of life through the NOTS of Christ!
[Fear Not, Worry Not, Boast Not, Judge Not, Ashamed Not]
Scripture Reading: Matt 7: 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
In three words which seem rather blunt and absolute Jesus directs his followers, “Do not judge” (Matt. 7:1). Actually, that is only part of what he said because as we read the rest of verse 1 He introduces a relational exchange into this command, “…or you to will be judged.”
Does Jesus mean that we should never judge whether the actions of other people are good or evil? Whether their words are true or false? Let’s take a second look at this and other scriptures which deal not only with the act of judging but also the attitude with which we must judge.