Bible Summary. God did not put us on this Earth to judge people. That is His job. God will judge all of us one day. He judges us by the faith that we have in Him. If we judge others harshly, God will judge us harshly. If we judge other people with love and compassion, God will be merciful when He judges us. God is who determines what is right and what is wrong. God judges our heart. Out of our heart flows sin, hate, and disobedience or out of our heart flows love and obedience. We reveal an evil heart when we judge and condemn others, and God will judge us accordingly. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on “judge not lest you be judged”.
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Judge Not Lest You Be Judged.
God did not put us on this Earth to judge people. That is His job. God will judge all of us one day. He judges us by the faith that we have in Him. Instead of us judging and condemning people, God desires for us to love Him and one another. Matthew 7:1 advises us to judge not, that ye be not judged.
Matthew 7:1, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”
Judge Not Lest It Will Come Back To You In The Same Measure.
The Biblical principle of “judge not lest you be judged” is much like the principle of sowing and reaping. If you judge others harshly, God will judge you harshly. If you judge other people with love and compassion, God will be merciful when He judges you. Matthew 7:2 advises us that we will be judge in the same way that we judge and treat people today.
Matthew 7:2, “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
Judge Not Lest You Are God.
The Bible tells us to judge not lest you be judge. This is because God, our Creator, is the ultimate authority in our lives. God is who determines what is right and what is wrong. He will judge us by our heart, our compassion, our faith. James 4:12 advises us that God is the ultimate judge who is able to save and to destroy.
James 4:12, “There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?”
Forgive, Condemn Not, Judge Not Lest You Be Judged.
Jesus tells us to “Judge not lest you be judged”. He is telling us not to rely on ourselves and our own judgment. Without God (without Jesus) our human nature (our sin nature) is inclined to judge people, to condemn people, to hate people, and so on. Luke 6:37 advise us not to judge or condemn people.
Luke 6:37, “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:”