MATTHEW 7:1_that ye be not judged.
Let’s ask God to give us wisdom, understanding, and knowledge about this judgment thing.
To be like Jesus means to live according to the principles He taught. Jesus gives us a good reason not to judge – so we won’t be judged. Judging breeds judging.
To take a step toward freedom from judging consider the other person – put yourself in their place. There is an excellent chapter in the Bible dedicated to this practice, Romans 14 (KJV), “3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.”
Different Christians believe in different dietary standards. Some are vegetarians. Some follow the dietary laws of the Old Testament.
“6 … He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.”
Christians should give each other freedom in how they worship and serve God.
“10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.”
A judgment day will come – but none of us will be the judge.
One True God, Help me do to others as I would have them do to me. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ has a judgment seat—I will stand before it!