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Word for Today / Leave The Judging To The Judge (1)

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Leave The Judging To The Judge (1)

‘Judge nothing before the appointed time.’ 1 Corinthians 4:5 NIV

Judging others is like breathing—it comes naturally. And sometimes the worst critics are Christians who use Scripture as their weapon of choice. So if you’re the one being judged, try to remember these four things:

(1) Show humility. If you’re guilty, admit it to God, yourself, and the appropriate others. Confession brings honesty and spiritual growth (see 1 John 1:9).

(2) Know your Bible. Satan took Scriptures out of context to try to trap Jesus, but Jesus knew the context so He didn’t fall for it (see Luke 4:1–13). When the Bible is taken out of context, remember God isn’t aiming at you. And when you’re rightly judged by God’s Word, don’t despair; it doesn’t mean He’s mad at you. He loves you—just as you love your children even when they disobey, and use their actions as ‘teaching moments’ to develop them. ‘The Lord disciplines the one He loves, and… chastens everyone He accepts as His son.’ (Hebrews 12:6 NIV)

(3) Don’t be goaded into trying to defend yourself. Judgmental people aren’t interested in facts—they just want to feel good by making you feel bad. Pick your battles wisely, and don’t waste time on the unimportant. Here’s how Paul responded to his critics: ‘I care very little if I am judged by you or… any human court.’ (1 Corinthians 4:3 NIV)

(4) Don’t volunteer for the jury. If God doesn’t find you guilty, don’t judge yourself. Follow Paul’s example: ‘Indeed, I do not even judge myself.’ (1 Corinthians 4:3 NIV) If you’re wrong, confess it, and by God’s grace correct it. Then make up your mind to live your life free from condemnation.

written by Bob Gass
New American Standard Bible
"For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

New King James Version
For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.

For your own Judgment will judge you and the measuring rod that you use to measure others will measure your own.

Just like catching a theif, who stole your wife, but you forgot about your friends wife you stole a kiss from:eyes:

(Proverbs 9).
17“Stolen water is sweet,
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18But he does not know that the dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of [d]hell.

Judge that:p

PS That was for the worldly wise.

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