“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.”
Luke 6:37 NLT
A forgiving spirit demonstrates that a person has received God’s forgiveness. Jesus used the picture of measuring grain in a basket to ensure the full amount. If we are critical rather than compassionate, we will also receive criticism. If we treat others generously, graciously, and compassionately, however, these qualities will come back to us in full measure. We are to love others, not judge them.
All these sayings Christ often used; it was easy to apply them. We ought to be very careful when we blame others; for we need allowance ourselves. If we are of a giving and a forgiving spirit, we shall ourselves reap the benefit. Though full and exact returns are made in another world, not in this world, yet Providence does what should encourage us in doing good. Those who follow the multitude to do evil, follow in the broad way that leads to destruction. The tree is known by its fruits; may the word of Christ be so grafted in our hearts, that we may be fruitful in every good word and work. And what the mouth commonly speaks, generally agrees with what is most in the heart. Those only make sure work for their souls and eternity, and take the course that will profit in a trying time, who think, speak, and act according to the words of Christ. Those who take pains in religion, found their hope upon Christ, who is the Rock of Ages, and other foundation can no man lay. In death and judgment they are safe, being kept by the power of Christ through faith unto salvation, and they shall never perish. (Tyndal Study Bible)
Watching TV, I heard: “no matter how fast light travels it always finds the dark.” It makes me think of this immediately: “Good will always overcome bad.” All people strive for happiness, in other words, “good.” That is what all living creatures and humans want, -happiness.
I would like to say, who are we to judge good or bad? Rather support and care.
There are bad things that happen in this world, and in our daily lives. Let’s think about 9/11. I ask you: have you taken the time to think how much good has come from that event? All God asks us that we love our neighbour as ourself. Think of those people who reached out to all those in need. My question is why to wait for disaster before we reach out. Yes, I can hear myself say: “well it’s not my problem.” Remember what Jesus told his disciples: “the greatest among you is the one that serves the most.”
Well, what more should I say? Glory to God for revealing these words. Does judgement fit into any of these words?
Judging and having a point of view are two completely different things. Right or wrong view that is a subject on its own. You have a different view than others they immediately judge. The world does this, so we follow suit, just like sheep. Do we have the intelligence of a sheep? No. Am I not judging I am asking?
Here it is, the 2nd most important command is: “love your neighbour as yourself”. In all your relationships you must apply this. “Yes, I am talking to myself.” Love unconditionally.
There is no judgement there!
“Lord, I humble myself before you. I give thanks for these words of wisdom. Make us not judge but love instead. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen.”