What Does it Mean to Judge Not?

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” (Matthew 7:1).

You do you.

As long as it works for you.

Who am I to tell you what is right and wrong?

Hmmm.

The verse of the day is one of the most frequently misunderstood and misused verses in all of Scripture.

God is NOT saying, don’t judge between what is right and wrong. God is NOT saying, don’t discern truth from lies. God is NOT saying, don’t judge what is sin and what is not.

The Bible is clear that truth, right and wrong, sin, holiness, etc. absolutely matters to God. It would be ludicrous to say that these things don’t matter.

One of the greatest lies that our culture has bought into is the belief that affirmation of someone is the proof of love. It doesn’t matter whether they are true, right, wrong, holy, sinful. What matters is that our affirmation of the person is the proof that we love them.

That is hogwash!!!

Jesus is the only way to the Father.

The Bible is the only authoritative word of God.

There is salvation in no one else apart from Jesus.

What the Bible calls sin is sin.

What the Bible calls holy and good is holy and good.

These truths absolutely matter.

When Jesus says, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged,” what he is saying is that we are not to judge based on our own understanding or standards. We don’t judge based on what we think is right, what we feel to be true. The standard by which we determine truth is God’s word.

Truth matters.

Truth matters to God.

Truth matters to disciples.

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