Matt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Judging is a trait of the unsaved.
Judging is a trait of an immature Christian.
What does the Bible teach about judging?
I. JUDGE NOT OTHERS
Why do we judge?
A. We become judgmental out of anger.
Unrestrained anger will not solve any
Prov 19:19‑20 19 A man of great wrath
shall suffer punishment:
for if thou deliver him,
yet thou must do it again.
20 Hear counsel, and
receive instruction, that
thou mayest be wise in thy
Prov 19:11 The discretion of a man
deferreth his anger; and it
is his glory to pass over a transgression.
Anger is a detrament.
Prov 27:3‑4 3 A stone is heavy, and the
sand weighty; but a fool's
wrath is heavier than them
4 Wrath is cruel, and anger
is outrageous; but who is
able to stand before envy?
UNleashed anger is foolish.
Eccles 7:9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to
be angry: for anger resteth
in the bosom of fools.
Prov 22:24 24 Make no friendship with an
angry man; and with a furious
man thou shalt not go:
25 Lest thou learn his ways,
and get a snare to thy soul.
Unleashed anger is like a city with no
Prov 25:28 He that hath no rule over his
own spirit is like a city
that is broken down, and
Prov 29:22 An angry man stirreth up
strife, and a furious man
aboundeth in transgression.
Allow rules to work for, not against
Psa 37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake
wrath: fret not thyself in any
wise to do evil.
Gal 5:19‑21 wrath is a fruit of the
Tells us to be angry and sin not.
Col 3:8 But now ye also put off all
these; anger, wrath, malice,
blasphemy, filthy communication
out of your mouth.
Cain Gen 4:5‑8
Simeon & Levi ‑ Gen 34 slew the Hivites
Naaman ‑ angry with Elisha 2 Kings 5:12
Haman at Mordicai Esther 3:5
Jonah angry when his gourd withered ‑
Herod at the wise men Matt 2:16
People of Nazareth at Jesus Luke 4:28
Jews at Stephen Acts 7:54‑58
Unleashed wrath has never been an efficent
means of settling a dispute.
B. Judgment comes from envy
Prov 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is
outrageous; but who is able to
stand before envy?
Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in
the day; not in rioting and
drunkenness, not in
chambering and wantonness,
not in strife and envying.
1 Cor 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and
is kind; charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up,
2 Cor 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I
come, I shall not find you
such as I would, and that I
shall be found unto you such
as ye would not: lest there
be debates, envyings,
1 Peter 2:1‑2 1 Wherefore laying aside
all malice, and all guile,
and hypocrisies, and
envies, and all evil
2 As newborn babes,
desire the sincere milk of
the word, that ye may grow
C. We become judgmental when we are
filled with pride.
Yes we think we know it all.
We think we are in a position to judge
One reason we should be slow to judge
others is the fact that when we are
judging others we loose sight of our own
When we get on a drum beat to find fault
in others we are not looking at
Matt 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote
that is in thy brother's eye,
but considerest not the beam
that is in thine own eye?
When we judge others we are actually
setting ourselves up as God.
For He and he only has the right to
Our only right is to live a life
pleasing to God.
Help that brother who is down.
Help that brother with his attitude.
Being negative is not the answer.
James 4:11 Speak not evil one of
another, brethren. He that
speaketh evil of his brother,
and judgeth his brother,
speaketh evil of the law, and
judgeth the law: but if thou
judge the law, thou art not a
doer of the law, but a judge.
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong
ought to bear the
infirmities of the weak, and
not to please ourselves.
II. JUDGING OURSELVES
We should judge ourselves.
1 Cor 11:31 For if we would judge
ourselves, we should not be
What will you find if you do a complete
1. Bible study
2. Prayer life
3. Private devotion
4. Family devotion
5. Church Attendance
3. All services
4. Helping others to be present
7. Testimony‑ (my character)
8. Sin in my life
9. My thought life
10. My association with the world
If we are not judging ourselves and sin
creeps in, then we can expect
Heb 10:26‑27 26 For if we sin wilfully
after that we have received
the knowledge of the truth,
there remaineth no more
sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful
looking for of judgment and
fiery indignation, which
shall devour the
What is justice?
We think of justice as being the fair
dispensing of rewards for righteous and
punishment for wrong doing.
Therefore, we all owe God death.
Justice could only take place for you if
you were placed in hell for eternity.
That is justice.
But God in his mercy delivered you for
the very flames of hell.
If He could have mercy on your rotten
soul, who are you to judge others
whether they be lost or saved?
We do not operate in a system of justice
but a system of mercy.
Then, our greatest attribute should be
that we are joyful.
Rejoicing in the Lord.
A christian should be the most positve
person in all the world.
We know the future.
Psalms 5:11 But let all those that put
their trust in thee rejoice:
let them ever shout for joy,
because thou defendest them:
let them also that love thy
name be joyful in thee.
Psalms 9:14 That I may shew forth all
thy praise in the gates of
the daughter of Zion: I will
rejoice in thy salvation.
Psalms 13:5 But I have trusted in thy
mercy; my heart shall
rejoice in thy salvation.
Prov 28:12 When righteous men do
rejoice, there is great
glory: but when the wicked
rise, a man is hidden.
2 Cor 1:24 Not for that we have dominion
over your faith, but are
helpers of your joy: for by
faith ye stand.