Righteous Judgment

5-22-12

Often times we may hear Jesus quoted in Matthew 7:1 which states: “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Often, people can take this so far to mean that we should never say if something is right or wrong because it’s not right to make judgment. This however, is not what this is teaching.The next verse says, “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” This is talking about being consistent in our judgment and not being hypocritcal. We need to remember that as we measureĀ things to be wrong in other people’s life that we had better hold ourselves under that same measure. We must make a lot of judgments in our life. We are constantly discerning whether something is right or wrong. But, we must be on guard against unrighteous judment, of double-standards, of hyprocritcal thinking. The next verses in Matthew 7 go on to talk about being able to see the little stick in your brother’s eye but unable to see the log in your own. It’s so easy sometimes for us to sit back and see how everybody else is wrong and never able to see our own faults. We strain on our friends knats while we swallow our camels. This is wrong of us. May God help us to be consistent and never seek to hold higher standards for others while we neglect to keep them ourselves. It will do us well also to remember that they answer to God and not to us.